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The Increased Importance of Asset Price Misalignments for Business Cycle Dynamics

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  • Bask, Mikael

    () (Department of Economics)

  • Madeira, João

    () (University of Exeter Business School)

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We outline a dynamic stochastic general equilibrium (DSGE) model with trend extrapolation in asset pricing that we fit to quarterly U.S. macroeconomic time series with Bayesian techniques. To be more precise, we modify the DSGE model in Smets and Wouters (2007) by incorporating asset traders who use a mix of fundamental analysis and trend extrapolation in asset pricing. We conclude that trend extrapolation in asset pricing is quantitatively relevant, statistically significant and results in a substantial improvement of the model’s fit to the data. We also find that the strength in trend extrapolation is much stronger during the Great Moderation than it was prior to this period. Moreover, allowing for asset mispricing leads to more pronounced hump-shaped dynamics of the asset price and investment. Thus, asset price misalignments should be an important ingredient in DSGE models that aim to understand business cycles dynamics in general and the interaction between the real and financial sectors in particular.

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  • Bask, Mikael & Madeira, João, 2011. "The Increased Importance of Asset Price Misalignments for Business Cycle Dynamics," Working Paper Series 2011:12, Uppsala University, Department of Economics.
  • Handle: RePEc:hhs:uunewp:2011_012
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    1. Ricardo Reis & Vasco Curdia, 2009. "Correlated Disturbances and U.S. Business Cycles," 2009 Meeting Papers 129, Society for Economic Dynamics.
    2. De Long, J Bradford & Andrei Shleifer & Lawrence H. Summers & Robert J. Waldmann, 1990. "Noise Trader Risk in Financial Markets," Journal of Political Economy, University of Chicago Press, vol. 98(4), pages 703-738, August.
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    1. The Increased Importance of Asset Price Misalignments for Business Cycle Dynamics
      by Christian Zimmermann in NEP-DGE blog on 2011-06-27 04:20:19

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    1. Alexey Vasilenko, 2017. "Should Monetary Authorities Prick Asset Price Bubbles? Evidence from a New Keynesian Model with an Agent-Based Financial Market," HSE Working papers WP BRP 182/EC/2017, National Research University Higher School of Economics.

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    Keywords

    Asset Price Bubble; Bayesian Technique; Business Cycle; DSGE Model; Fundamental Analysis; Trend Extrapolation;

    JEL classification:

    • E32 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Prices, Business Fluctuations, and Cycles - - - Business Fluctuations; Cycles
    • E44 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Money and Interest Rates - - - Financial Markets and the Macroeconomy
    • G01 - Financial Economics - - General - - - Financial Crises

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