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Patent-Based News Shocks

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  • Danilo Cascaldi-Garcia

    (Federal Reserve Board)

  • Marija Vukotic

    (University of Warwick)

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What do patents tell us about the economic effects of future technological improvements? We identify aggregate and industry-level patent-based news shocks by exploiting changes in stock market valuations of firms that obtain patent grants. Our shocks resemble diffusion news: they do not affect total factor productivity in the short run but induce a strong permanent effect after five years. We find that patent-based news shocks produce positive co-movement between consumption, output, investment, and hours. They also generate positive responses in inflation and in the federal funds rate, consistent with standard New Keynesian models.

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  • Danilo Cascaldi-Garcia & Marija Vukotic, 2022. "Patent-Based News Shocks," The Review of Economics and Statistics, MIT Press, vol. 104(1), pages 51-66, March.
  • Handle: RePEc:tpr:restat:v:104:y:2022:i:1:p:51-66
    DOI: 10.1162/rest_a_00943
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