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An Estimated Small Open Economy New-Keynesian Model of the Australian Economy

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  • Heidari, Hassan

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    (Department of Economics, Urmia University, P.O.Box 165, Urmia, Iran)

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    This paper estimates a small open economy New-Keynesian model using data from Australia and the US economy with Full Information Maximum Likelihood method. Our estimated US structural parameters are in line with those of Giordani (2004) on Canadian data. For Australian parameters we find that the real exchange rate has little effect on output gap and inflation, whereas the foreign output gap has a significant effect on both of them. Moreover, our results show a prominent role for backwardlooking behaviour for Australian inflation.

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    Article provided by Institute for Economic Forecasting in its journal Romanian Journal for Economic Forecasting.

    Volume (Year): (2010)
    Issue (Month): 4 (December)
    Pages: 7-15

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    Handle: RePEc:rjr:romjef:v::y:2010:i:4:p:7-15

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    Keywords: Open Economy; New Keynesian model; FIML; Australia;

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