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Nominal Rigidities and The Real Effects of Monetary Policy in a Structural VAR Model

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  • Pham The Anh

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    (Department of Economics, National Economics University, Vietnam)

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The paper proposes an empirical VAR for the UK open economy in order to measure the effects of monetary policy shocks from 1981 to 2003. The identification of the VAR structure is based on short-run restrictions that are consistent with the general implications of a New Keynesian model. The identification scheme used in the paper is successful in identifying monetary policy shocks and solving the puzzles and anomalies regarding the effects of monetary policy shocks. The estimated dynamic impulse responses and the forecast error variance decompositions show a consistency with the New Keynesian approach and other available theories.

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Paper provided by Development and Policies Research Center (DEPOCEN), Vietnam in its series Working Papers with number 06.

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Length: 35 pages
Date of creation: Jun 2007
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Handle: RePEc:dpc:wpaper:0607

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Keywords: Structural VAR; Nominal Rigidities; Monetary Policy Shocks; New Keynesian Theory;

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