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Source of Output dynamics in USA vs. Great Britain: supply, demand or nominal shocks

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  • Rzigui, Lotfi

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The purpose of the present paper is to extend Clarida and Gali (1994) from structural specification to common trend specification and to study the relative importance of nominal, supply and demand shocks in relative output dynamics. Using their long run restrictions for given cointegration vectors, we can identify number of permanent shocks assumed to affect long run dynamics of real activity and estimate the common trend model. From the estimated model we analyze source of output dynamics in USA vs. Great Britain during 1950-2004. The common trend analysis indicates that supply shock is more important than others shocks to explain real activity dynamics and confirms stylized fact of real business cycle theory.

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Paper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 631.

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Date of creation: 05 Dec 2005
Date of revision: 20 Oct 2006
Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:631

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Keywords: Supply Shock; Demand Shocks; Nominal Shocks; Output Dynamics; Common Trend Model;

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