Nominal Rigidities and News-Driven Business Cycles in a Medium-Scale DSGE Economy
A news-driven business cycle is a positive comovement of consumption, output, labor, and investment from the news about the future. It is well-known that the standard real business cycle model cannot generate it. In this paper, we show that nominal rigidities, especially sticky prices, can cause it in an estimated medium-scale DSGE economy. We also find that sticky wages cannot cause it in our economy.
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- Stephanie Schmitt-Grohe & Martin Uribe, 2008.
"What's News in Business Cycles,"
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14215, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
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