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Has the recent real estate bubble biased the output gap?


  • Chanont Banternghansa
  • Adrian Peralta-Alva


We offer a word of caution to policymakers: Policies based on point estimates of the output gap may not rest on solid ground.

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  • Chanont Banternghansa & Adrian Peralta-Alva, 2009. "Has the recent real estate bubble biased the output gap?," Economic Synopses, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis.
  • Handle: RePEc:fip:fedles:y:2009:n:45

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    1. Sewin Chan & Andrew Haughwout & Andrew Hayashi & Wilbert Van Der Klaauw, 2016. "Determinants of Mortgage Default and Consumer Credit Use: The Effects of Foreclosure Laws and Foreclosure Delays," Journal of Money, Credit and Banking, Blackwell Publishing, vol. 48(2-3), pages 393-413, March.
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    1. Marifian, Elise A. & Wolla, Scott A., 2012. "The output gap: a “potentially” unreliable measure of economic health?," Page One Economics Newsletter, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, issue nov, pages 1-3, November.

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