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The New Keynesian Model and the Euro Area Business Cycle

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This paper describes a New Keynesian model incorporating transactions-facilitating money and a time-to-build constraint into endogenous capital accumulation. The calibrated New Keynesian model performs almost as well as the estimated vector autoregressive model in replicating Euro area cyclical correlations between key variables such as output and inflation, although it fares less well in predicting the procyclical dynamics of nominal interest rates. The presence of a time-to-build requirement in the model helps to improve its fit to Euro area data, whereas the role of transactions-facilitating money is much less important. Impulse-response functions and a decomposition of variance complete the analysis. Copyright Blackwell Publishing Ltd and the Department of Economics, University of Oxford 2007.

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  • Miguel Casares, 2007. "The New Keynesian Model and the Euro Area Business Cycle," Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, Department of Economics, University of Oxford, vol. 69(2), pages 209-244, April.
  • Handle: RePEc:bla:obuest:v:69:y:2007:i:2:p:209-244
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    1. Miguel Casares & Jesús Vázquez, 2012. "The Great Moderation of Inflation: a structural analysis of recent U.S. monetary business cycles," Documentos de Trabajo - Lan Gaiak Departamento de Economía - Universidad Pública de Navarra 1215, Departamento de Economía - Universidad Pública de Navarra.
    2. Erik Hjalmarsson & Par Osterholm, 2007. "A residual-based cointegration test for near unit root variables," International Finance Discussion Papers 907, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (U.S.).
    3. Miguel Casares, 2007. "Monetary Policy Rules in a New Keynesian Euro Area Model," Journal of Money, Credit and Banking, Blackwell Publishing, vol. 39(4), pages 875-900, June.

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