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Some UK evidence on the Forward Looking IS Equation:

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  • Paul Turner

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This paper seeks to demonstrate that a backward looking specification of the IS curve using UK data can encompass the forward looking model recently discussed by Kara and Nelson (2004). By relaxing the restriction that the interest rate and the inflation rate enter the IS curve with coefficients of equal magnitude but opposite sign, we obtain IS curve estimates which are empirically plausible and which encompass the rival specification.

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  • Paul Turner, 2007. "Some UK evidence on the Forward Looking IS Equation:," Discussion Paper Series 2007_16, Department of Economics, Loughborough University, revised May 2007.
  • Handle: RePEc:lbo:lbowps:2007_16
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    Keywords

    IS curve; forward looking; real interest rate.;

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    • E17 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - General Aggregative Models - - - Forecasting and Simulation: Models and Applications
    • E31 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Prices, Business Fluctuations, and Cycles - - - Price Level; Inflation; Deflation

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