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Prince-setting, monetary policy and the contractionary effects of productivity improvements

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  • Francesco Giuli
  • Massimiliano Tancioni

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This paper adds to the large literature on the e¤ects of technology shocks empirically and theoretically. Using a SVEC model, we rst show that not only hours but also investment decline temporarily following a technology improvement. This result is robust with respect to important data and identi cation issues addressed in the literature. We then show that the negative response of inputs is consistent with an estimated monetary DSGE model in which the presence of strategic complementarity in price setting, in addition to nominal rigidities, lowers the sensitivity of prices to marginal costs, and monetary policy does not fully accommodate the shock.

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  • Francesco Giuli & Massimiliano Tancioni, 2012. "Prince-setting, monetary policy and the contractionary effects of productivity improvements," Departmental Working Papers of Economics - University 'Roma Tre' 0161, Department of Economics - University Roma Tre.
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    Keywords

    Technology shocks; Inputs dynamics; Structural Vector Error Correction model; New-Keynesian DSGE model; Bayesian inference;

    JEL classification:

    • C11 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General - - - Bayesian Analysis: General
    • 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
    • E22 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Consumption, Saving, Production, Employment, and Investment - - - Investment; Capital; Intangible Capital; Capacity
    • E32 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Prices, Business Fluctuations, and Cycles - - - Business Fluctuations; Cycles
    • E52 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Monetary Policy, Central Banking, and the Supply of Money and Credit - - - Monetary Policy

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