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Monetary Policy and Identification in SVAR Models: A Data Oriented Perspective

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  • Fragetta, Matteo

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There is an ongoing debate on how to identify monetary policy shocks in SVAR models. Graphical modelling exploits statistical properties of data for identification and offers a data based tool to shed light on the issue. The information set of the monetary authorities, which is essential for the identification of the monetary shock seems to depend on availability of data in terms of higher frequency with respect to the policy instrument.

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Paper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 20616.

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Date of creation: Jan 2010
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Keywords: Monetary Policy; SVAR; Graphical Modelling;

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  1. Lawrence J. Christiano & Martin Eichenbaum & Charles Evans, 2001. "Nominal rigidities and the dynamic effects of a shock to monetary policy," Proceedings, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, issue Jun.
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