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Interpreting Volatility Shocks as Preference Shocks

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This paper examines the relationship between volatility shocks and preference shocks in an analytically tractable endogenous growth model with recursive preferences and stochastic volatility. I show that there exists an explicit mapping between volatility shocks and preference shocks, and a rise in volatility generates the same impulse responses of macroeconomic aggregates as a negative preference shock.

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  • Shaofeng Xu, 2016. "Interpreting Volatility Shocks as Preference Shocks," Staff Working Papers 16-45, Bank of Canada.
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    Business fluctuations and cycles; Economic models;

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    • E2 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Consumption, Saving, Production, Employment, and Investment
    • E3 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Prices, Business Fluctuations, and Cycles

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