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Monetary Shocks and Relative Farm Prices: A Re-examination

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  • Alan G. Isaac
  • David E. Rapach

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The effect of monetary policy on the farm sector remains controversial. Studies of the effects of monetary disturbances on relative farm prices report conflicting results: some find that positive monetary shocks increase relative farm prices in the short run, and others detect no such effect. We offer a resolution of these conflicting findings by reestimating existing models on a common data set. When sample periods corresponding to the original studies are used, the conflicting results are confirmed. In contrast, when samples are updated through 1993, all models supply the same result: monetary shocks do not affect relative farm prices. Copyright 1997, Oxford University Press.

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  • Alan G. Isaac & David E. Rapach, 1997. "Monetary Shocks and Relative Farm Prices: A Re-examination," American Journal of Agricultural Economics, Agricultural and Applied Economics Association, vol. 79(4), pages 1332-1339.
  • Handle: RePEc:oup:ajagec:v:79:y:1997:i:4:p:1332-1339
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    1. Goodness C. AYE & Rangan GUPTA, 2012. "The Effects Of Monetary Policy On Real Farm Prices In South Africa," Regional and Sectoral Economic Studies, Euro-American Association of Economic Development, vol. 12(1), pages 147-158.
    2. Arnade, Carlos Anthony & Osborne, Stefan, 2001. "Measurement And Testing For Neutrality Of Foreign Price And Cpi Transmission In Russia," 2001 Annual meeting, August 5-8, Chicago, IL 20625, American Agricultural Economics Association (New Name 2008: Agricultural and Applied Economics Association).
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      ," MPRA Paper 31178, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    4. AlShawa, Alaa Kamal, 1999. "Identifying the effects of monetary policy shocks on the farm sector," ISU General Staff Papers 1999010108000013546, Iowa State University, Department of Economics.
    5. Kevin L. Kliesen & William Poole, 2000. "Agriculture outcomes and monetary policy actions: Kissin' cousins?," Review, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, issue May, pages 1-12.

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