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Monetary Misperceptions, Output and Inflation Dynamics

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  • Fabrice Collard

    () (School of Economics, University of Adelaide)

  • Harris Dellas

    () (Department of Economics, University of Bern)

Abstract

We revisit the contribution of misperceived money to business cycles, and in particular to the inertial dynamics of inflation following a monetary policy shock. We establish three things. First, the difference between preliminary and revised money data captures monetary misperceptions well. Second, misperceived money is quantitatively substantial and also matters significantly for economic activity. And third, imperfect information about monetary aggregates can help the standard NK model exhibit inertial inflation dynamics.

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  • Fabrice Collard & Harris Dellas, 2009. "Monetary Misperceptions, Output and Inflation Dynamics," School of Economics Working Papers 2009-23, University of Adelaide, School of Economics.
  • Handle: RePEc:adl:wpaper:2009-23
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    1. Matthew Canzoneri & Fabrice Collard & Harris Dellas & Behzad Diba, 2012. "Withering Government Spending Multipliers," Journal of Money, Credit and Banking, Blackwell Publishing, vol. 44, pages 185-210, December.
    2. Collard, Fabrice & Dellas, Harris & Smets, Frank, 2009. "Imperfect information and the business cycle," Journal of Monetary Economics, Elsevier, vol. 56(S), pages 38-56.
    3. Baxter, Brad & Graham, Liam & Wright, Stephen, 2011. "Invertible and non-invertible information sets in linear rational expectations models," Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, Elsevier, vol. 35(3), pages 295-311, March.
    4. Lubik, Thomas A. & Matthes, Christian, 2016. "Indeterminacy and learning: An analysis of monetary policy in the Great Inflation," Journal of Monetary Economics, Elsevier, vol. 82(C), pages 85-106.
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    6. Givens, Gregory E. & Salemi, Michael K., 2015. "Inferring monetary policy objectives with a partially observed state," Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, Elsevier, vol. 52(C), pages 190-208.
    7. Stefano Neri & Tiziano Ropele, 2012. "Imperfect Information, Real‐Time Data and Monetary Policy in the Euro Area," Economic Journal, Royal Economic Society, vol. 122(561), pages 651-674, June.

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    Keywords

    monetary misperceptions; measurement error; unanticipated money; ination inertia;

    JEL classification:

    • E32 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Prices, Business Fluctuations, and Cycles - - - Business Fluctuations; Cycles
    • E52 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Monetary Policy, Central Banking, and the Supply of Money and Credit - - - Monetary Policy

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