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Are Uncertainty Shocks Aggregate Demand Shocks?

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  • Stefano Fasani

    () (University of Milan Bicocca)

  • Lorenza Rossi

    () (Department of Economics and Management, University of Pavia)

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This note considers the Leduc and Liu (JME, 2016) model and studies the effects of their uncertainty shock under different Taylor-types rules. It shows that both the responses of real and nominal variables highly depend on the Taylor rule considered. Remarkably,in?flation reacts positively so that uncertainty shocks look more like supply shocks, once an empirically plausible degree of interest rate smoothness is taken into account. This result is reinforced with less reactive monetary rules. Overall, these rules bring about a less severe recession.

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  • Stefano Fasani & Lorenza Rossi, 2018. "Are Uncertainty Shocks Aggregate Demand Shocks?," DEM Working Papers Series 148, University of Pavia, Department of Economics and Management.
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    1. Meinen, Philipp & Roehe, Oke, 2018. "To sign or not to sign? On the response of prices to financial and uncertainty shocks," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 171(C), pages 189-192.
    2. Marcelo Arbex & Sidney Caetano & Wilson Correa, 2018. "Macroeconomic Effects of Inflation Target Uncertainty Shocks," Working Papers 1804, University of Windsor, Department of Economics.

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    Keywords

    Uncertainty Shocks; DSGE Model; Search and Matching frictions; Taylor rules; In?flation Dynamics;

    JEL classification:

    • E12 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - General Aggregative Models - - - Keynes; Keynesian; Post-Keynesian
    • E21 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Consumption, Saving, Production, Employment, and Investment - - - Consumption; Saving; Wealth
    • E22 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Consumption, Saving, Production, Employment, and Investment - - - Investment; Capital; Intangible Capital; Capacity
    • E24 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Consumption, Saving, Production, Employment, and Investment - - - Employment; Unemployment; Wages; Intergenerational Income Distribution; Aggregate Human Capital; Aggregate Labor Productivity
    • E31 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Prices, Business Fluctuations, and Cycles - - - Price Level; Inflation; Deflation
    • C32 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Multiple or Simultaneous Equation Models; Multiple Variables - - - Time-Series Models; Dynamic Quantile Regressions; Dynamic Treatment Effect Models; Diffusion Processes; State Space Models

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