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Technology Shocks and Monetary policy: Assessing the Fed's Performance

  • Jordi Galí

    (New York University, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Banco de España)

  • David López-Salido

    (Banco de España)

  • Javier Vallés

    (Banco de España)

The purpose of the present paper is twofold. First, we characterize de Fed's systematic response to technology shocks and its implications for US output, hours and inflation. Second we evaluate the extent to which that responses can be accounted for by a simple monetary policy rule in the context of a standard business cycle model with sticky prices.

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Length: 22 pages
Date of creation: 2000
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Handle: RePEc:bde:wpaper:0013
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