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Monetary disturbances matter for business fluctuations in the G-7

  • Canova, Fabio
  • Nicolo, Gianni De

This paper examines the importance of monetary disturbances for cyclical fluctuations in real activity and inflation. It employs a novel identification approach which uses the sign of the cross-correlation function in response to shocks to assign a structural interpretation to orthogonal innovations. We find that monetary shocks significantly drive output and inflation cycles in all G-7 countries; that they are the dominant source of fluctuations in three of the seven countries; that they contain an important policy component, and that their impact is time varying.

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Volume (Year): 49 (2002)
Issue (Month): 6 (September)
Pages: 1131-1159

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