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Monetary Misperceptions, Output and Inflation Dynamics

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  • Collard, Fabrice
  • Dellas, Harris

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We revisit the contribution of misperceived money to business cycles, and in particular to the inertial dynamics of inflation following a monetary policy shock. We establish three things. First, the difference between preliminary and revised money data captures monetary misperceptions well. Second, misperceived money is quantitatively substantial and also matters significantly for economic activity. And third, imperfect information about monetary aggregates can help the standard NK model exhibit inertial inflation dynamics.

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Keywords: inflation inertia; measurement error; Monetary misperceptions;

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  1. Fabrice Collard & Harris Dellas & Frank Smets, 2009. "Imperfect Information and the Business Cycle," School of Economics Working Papers 2009-15, University of Adelaide, School of Economics.
  2. Givens, Gregory & Salemi, Michael, 2012. "Inferring monetary policy objectives with a partially observed state," MPRA Paper 39353, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  3. Baxter, Brad & Graham, Liam & Wright, Stephen, 2011. "Invertible and non-invertible information sets in linear rational expectations models," Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, Elsevier, vol. 35(3), pages 295-311, March.

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