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The identification of fiscal and monetary policy in a structural VAR

  • Dungey, Mardi
  • Fry, Renée

Good economic management depends on understanding shocks from monetary policy, fiscal policy and other sources affecting the economy and their subsequent interactions. This paper presents a new methodology to disentangle such shocks in a structural VAR framework. The method combines identification via sign restrictions, cointegration and traditional exclusion restrictions within a system which explicitly models stationary and non-stationary variables and accounts for both permanent and temporary shocks. The usefulness of the approach is demonstrated on a small open economy where policy makers are actively considering the interaction between monetary and fiscal policies.

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Volume (Year): 26 (2009)
Issue (Month): 6 (November)
Pages: 1147-1160

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