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P* Type Models: Evaluation and Forecasts

  • R.A. Pecchenino
  • Robert H. Rasche

This paper critically evaluates the Federal Reserve's p* model of inflation, and develops a model of national income determination implicit in the p* formulation. We use this model to forecast the future paths of key macroeconomic variables and investigate its behavior under a variety of deterministic monetary policy rules. These forecasts and policy simulations suggest a dynamic economic behavior inconsistent with stylized facts, and lead us to question the underlying structure of the p* formulation.

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Paper provided by National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc in its series NBER Working Papers with number 3406.

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Date of creation: Aug 1990
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Publication status: published as International Journal of Forecasting. Volume 6, pp. 421-440, 1990.
Handle: RePEc:nbr:nberwo:3406
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