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The "price puzzle" in the monetary transmission VARs with long-run restrictions

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  • Krusec, Dejan

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This study addresses the "price puzzle" -- a positive response of prices to monetary tightening in VAR models. By using long-run instead of the usual short-run restrictions on the US data including output, prices and interest rate, we find that monetary tightening had a negative effect on prices.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Economics Letters.

Volume (Year): 106 (2010)
Issue (Month): 3 (March)
Pages: 147-150

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Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolet:v:106:y:2010:i:3:p:147-150

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Keywords: Long-run restrictions "Price puzzle" Monetary transmission VAR Cointegration;

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Cited by:
  1. Muhammad Javid & Kashif Munir, 2010. "The Price Puzzle and Monetary Policy Transmission Mechanism in Pakistan: Structural Vector Autoregressive Approach," The Pakistan Development Review, Pakistan Institute of Development Economics, vol. 49(4), pages 449–460.
  2. Tomas Havranek & Marek Rusnak, 2013. "Transmission Lags of Monetary Policy: A Meta-Analysis," International Journal of Central Banking, International Journal of Central Banking, vol. 9(4), pages 39-76, December.
  3. Muhanji, Stella & Malikane, Christopher & Ojah, Kalu, 2013. "Price and liquidity puzzles of a monetary shock: Evidence from indebted African economies," Economic Modelling, Elsevier, vol. 33(C), pages 620-630.

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