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Regional VARs and the channels of monetary policy

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  • Michael T. Owyang
  • Howard J. Wall

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We find that the magnitudes of the regional effects of monetary policy were considerably dampened during the Volcker-Greenspan era. Further, regional differences in the depths of monetary-policy-induced recessions are related to the concentration of the banking sector, whereas differences in the total cost of these recessions are related to industry mix.

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  • Michael T. Owyang & Howard J. Wall, 2006. "Regional VARs and the channels of monetary policy," Working Papers 2006-002, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis.
  • Handle: RePEc:fip:fedlwp:2006-002
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