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An Interpretation of Fluctuating Macro Policies

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  • Eric Leeper
  • Troy Davig

    () (Department of Economics College of William and Mary)

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This paper estimates simple regime-switching rules for monetary policy and tax policy over the post-war period in the United States and imposes the estimated policy process on a standard dynamic stochastic general equilibrium model with nominal rigidities. The estimated joint policy process produces a unique stationary rational expectations equilibrium in a simple New Keynesian model. We characterize policy impacts across regimes

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  • Eric Leeper & Troy Davig, 2005. "An Interpretation of Fluctuating Macro Policies," Computing in Economics and Finance 2005 249, Society for Computational Economics.
  • Handle: RePEc:sce:scecf5:249
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    Keywords

    Policy rules; Markov-switching; DSGE models;

    JEL classification:

    • E42 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Money and Interest Rates - - - Monetary Sytsems; Standards; Regimes; Government and the Monetary System
    • E51 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Monetary Policy, Central Banking, and the Supply of Money and Credit - - - Money Supply; Credit; Money Multipliers
    • E52 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Monetary Policy, Central Banking, and the Supply of Money and Credit - - - Monetary Policy

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