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Time-Frequency Response Analysis of Monetary Policy Transmission

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  • Lubos Hanus

    () (Institute of Economic Studies, Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University in Prague, Smetanovo nabrezi 6, 111 01 Prague 1, Czech Republic
    Institute of Information Theory and Automation, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Pod Vodarenskou Vezi 4, 182 00, Prague, Czech Republic)

  • Lukas Vacha

    (Institute of Economic Studies, Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University in Prague, Smetanovo nabrezi 6, 111 01 Prague 1, Czech Republic
    Institute of Information Theory and Automation, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Pod Vodarenskou Vezi 4, 182 00, Prague, Czech Republic)

Abstract

In our study, we consider a new approach to quantify the effects of economic shocks on monetary transmission. We analyse the widely known phenomenon of price puzzle in a time-varying environment using the frequency decomposition. We use the frequency response function to measure the power of shocks transferred to different economic cycles. Considering both time and frequency domains, we quantify the dynamics of shocks implied by monetary policy within an economic system. While studying the monetary policy transmission of the U.S., the empirical evidence shows that low-frequency cycles of output are prevalent and have positive transfers. Examination of the inflation reveals that the frequency responses vary significantly in time and alter the direction of transmission for all cyclical lengths.

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  • Lubos Hanus & Lukas Vacha, 2018. "Time-Frequency Response Analysis of Monetary Policy Transmission," Working Papers IES 2018/30, Charles University Prague, Faculty of Social Sciences, Institute of Economic Studies, revised Oct 2018.
  • Handle: RePEc:fau:wpaper:wp2018_30
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