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Macroeconomic Dynamics under Rational Inattention


  • Bartosz Mackowiak

    (Humboldt University Berlin)

  • Mirko Wiederholt

    (Humboldt University Berlin)


This paper develops a general equilibrium model with Dixit-Stiglitz preferences, monopolistic competition and rational inattention on the side of both households and firms. We show how to solve a general equilibrium model with rational inattention. We use the model to study how rational inattention affects the impulse responses of macroeconomic variables to monetary policy shocks and technology shocks.

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  • Bartosz Mackowiak & Mirko Wiederholt, 2006. "Macroeconomic Dynamics under Rational Inattention," Computing in Economics and Finance 2006 443, Society for Computational Economics.
  • Handle: RePEc:sce:scecfa:443

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    1. Guido Lorenzoni, 2009. "A Theory of Demand Shocks," American Economic Review, American Economic Association, vol. 99(5), pages 2050-2084, December.

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