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The Effectiveness of Non‐Standard Monetary Policy Measures: Evidence from Survey Data

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  • Carlo Altavilla
  • Domenico Giannone

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We assess professional forecasters' perceptions of the effects of the unconventional monetary policy measures announced by the US Federal Reserve after the collapse of Lehman Brothers. Using survey data, collected at the individual level, we analyze the change in the forecasts for Treasury and corporate bond yields around the announcement dates of the non‐standard measures. We find that forecasters expected bond yields to drop significantly for at least 1 year after the announcement of accommodative policies. Copyright © 2016 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

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  • Carlo Altavilla & Domenico Giannone, 2017. "The Effectiveness of Non‐Standard Monetary Policy Measures: Evidence from Survey Data," Journal of Applied Econometrics, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., vol. 32(5), pages 952-964, August.
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    • E58 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Monetary Policy, Central Banking, and the Supply of Money and Credit - - - Central Banks and Their Policies
    • E65 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Macroeconomic Policy, Macroeconomic Aspects of Public Finance, and General Outlook - - - Studies of Particular Policy Episodes

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