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NBER International Seminar on Macroeconomics 2004


  • Richard H. Clarida

    (Columbia University)

  • Jeffrey A. Frankel

    (Harvard University)

  • Francesco Giavazzi

    (Bocconi University)

  • Kenneth D. West

    (University of Wisconsin)


The NBER International Seminar on Macroeconomics brings together leading American and European economists to discuss a broad range of current issues in global macroeconomics. An international companion to the more American-focused NBER Macroeconomics Annual, this particular volume offers cutting-edge research on monetary and fiscal policy responses to macroeconomic fluctuations, with special emphasis on tailoring a single monetary policy for the diverse economies that make up the European Monetary Union. The individual papers examine such topics as whether rule-based monetary policy should target price levels or inflation rates; how much cyclical correlation across countries can be attributed to transmission between multinational companies and their international affiliates; the different effects of monetary policy in high-debt and low-debt countries; and the prospects for the ten 2004 entrants to the European Union, based on the experiences of EU entrants of the 1980s.

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  • Richard H. Clarida & Jeffrey A. Frankel & Francesco Giavazzi & Kenneth D. West (ed.), 2006. "NBER International Seminar on Macroeconomics 2004," MIT Press Books, The MIT Press, edition 1, volume 1, number 0262532875, January.
  • Handle: RePEc:mtp:titles:0262532875

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    global macroeconomics; monetary policy; fiscal policy; multinational companies; European Union;

    JEL classification:

    • E0 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - General
    • F0 - International Economics - - General


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