The Role of Economic Policy After the New Classical Macroeconomics
The paper considers the implications of the rational expectations - New Classical Macroeconomics revolution for the "rules versus discretion" debate. The following issues are covered 1) The ineffectiveness of anticipated stabilization policy, 2) Non-causal models and rational expectations, 3) optimal control in non-causal models -the inconsistency of optimal plans. I established the robustness of the proposition that contingent (closed-loop or feedback) rules dominate fixed (open-loop) rules. The optimal contingent rule in non-causal models - the innovation or disturbance-contingent feedback rule - is quite different from the state-contingent feedback rule derived by dynamic stochastic programming
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NBER Working Papers
0580, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
- Willem H. Buiter, 1980. "The Role of Economic Policy After the New Classical Macroeconomics," NBER Technical Working Papers 0006, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
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