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Estimated Effects of the October 1979 Change in Monetary Policy on the 1980 Economy

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  • Ray C* Fair

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On October 6. 1979, the Federal Reserve announced what most people interpreted as a change in monetary policy. The purpose of this paper is to estimate the effects of this change on the 1980-81 economy. The effects of the change are estimated from simulations with my model of the U.S. economy (1976, 1980b).

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Paper provided by National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc in its series NBER Working Papers with number 0538.

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Date of creation: Aug 1980
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Publication status: published as Fair, Ray C. "Estimated Effects of the October 1979 Change in Monetary Policy on the 1980 Economy." The American Economic Review, Vol. 71, No. 2, (May 1981), pp. 160-165.
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  1. Buiter, Willem H, 1978. "Short-run and Long-run Effects of External Disturbances under a Floating Exchange Rate," Economica, London School of Economics and Political Science, London School of Economics and Political Science, vol. 45(179), pages 251-72, August.
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