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Taylor rules and technology shocks

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  • Sims, Eric R.

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In New Keynesian models, Taylor rules move real rates in the same direction as the natural rate, but less than one-for-one. Permanent, positive technology shocks raise the natural rate—policy is expansionary and hours rise relative to the flexible price case.

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  • Sims, Eric R., 2012. "Taylor rules and technology shocks," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 116(1), pages 92-95.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolet:v:116:y:2012:i:1:p:92-95
    DOI: 10.1016/j.econlet.2012.01.016
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    1. Jordi Gali, 1999. "Technology, Employment, and the Business Cycle: Do Technology Shocks Explain Aggregate Fluctuations?," American Economic Review, American Economic Association, vol. 89(1), pages 249-271, March.
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    1. Selgin, George & Beckworth, David & Bahadir, Berrak, 2015. "The productivity gap: Monetary policy, the subprime boom, and the post-2001 productivity surge," Journal of Policy Modeling, Elsevier, vol. 37(2), pages 189-207.

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    Keywords

    Taylor rules; Technology shocks; New Keynesian model;

    JEL classification:

    • E30 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Prices, Business Fluctuations, and Cycles - - - General (includes Measurement and Data)
    • E40 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Money and Interest Rates - - - General
    • E50 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Monetary Policy, Central Banking, and the Supply of Money and Credit - - - General

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