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Monetary Policy and TIPS Yields before the Crisis

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  • Gerlach, Stefan
  • Moretti, Laura

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We make three points. First, the decade before the financial crisis in 2007 was characterized by a collapse in the yield on TIPS. Second, estimated VARs for the federal funds rate and the TIPS yield show that while monetary policy shocks had negligible effects on the TIPS yield, shocks to the latter had one-to-one effects on the federal funds rate. Third, these findings can be rationalized in a New Keynesian model.

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Paper provided by C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers in its series CEPR Discussion Papers with number 8560.

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Date of creation: Sep 2011
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Handle: RePEc:cpr:ceprdp:8560

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Keywords: long real interest rates; monetary policy; TIPS;

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  1. Lombardi, Marco J. & Sgherri, Silvia, 2007. "(Un)naturally low? Sequential Monte Carlo tracking of the US natural interest rate," Working Paper Series 0794, European Central Bank.
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  1. Schnell, Fabian, 2013. "Can Monetary Policy Delay the Reallocation of Capital?," Economics Working Paper Series 1329, University of St. Gallen, School of Economics and Political Science.
  2. Ronny Mazzocchi, 2013. "Monetary Policy when the NAIRI is unknown: The Fed and the Great Deviation," DEM Discussion Papers 2013/16, Department of Economics and Management.

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