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Monetary Policy under Rule-of-Thumb Consumers and External Habits: An International Empirical Comparison

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  • Dibartolomeo, Giovanni
  • Rossi, Lorenza
  • Tancioni, Massimiliano

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This paper develops a simple New Keynesian Dynamic Stochastic General Equilibrium (DSGE) model with rule-of-thumb consumers and external habits. Our theoretical model has a closed-form solution which allows the analytical derivation of its dynamical and stability properties. These properties are analyzed and discussed in the light of their implications for the efficacy and the calibration of the conduct of the monetary policy. The model is then evaluated empirically, employing numerical simulations based on Monte Carlo Bayesian estimates of the structural parameters and impulse response analyses based on weakly identified SVECMs. The estimates are repeated for each of the G7 national economies. Providing single country estimates and simulations, we derive some indications on the relative efficacy of monetary policy and of its potential asymmetric effects resulting from the heterogeneity of the estimated models.

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  • Dibartolomeo, Giovanni & Rossi, Lorenza & Tancioni, Massimiliano, 2004. "Monetary Policy under Rule-of-Thumb Consumers and External Habits: An International Empirical Comparison," MPRA Paper 1094, University Library of Munich, Germany, revised Jun 2006.
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    Keywords

    Rule-of-thumb; habits; monetary policy transmission; price puzzle; DSGE New Keynesian model; monetary policy; SVECM and Monte Carlo Bayesian estimators. Rule-of-thumb; habits; monetary policy transmission; price puzzle; DSGE New Keynesian model; monetary policy; SVECM and Monte Carlo Bayesian estimators. Rule-of-thumb; habits; monetary policy transmission; price puzzle; DSGE New Keynesian model; monetary policy; SVECM and Monte Carlo Bayesian estimators;

    JEL classification:

    • E50 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Monetary Policy, Central Banking, and the Supply of Money and Credit - - - General
    • E52 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Monetary Policy, Central Banking, and the Supply of Money and Credit - - - Monetary Policy
    • C15 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General - - - Statistical Simulation Methods: General
    • E58 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Monetary Policy, Central Banking, and the Supply of Money and Credit - - - Central Banks and Their Policies

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