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The Cost Channel Reconsidered: A Comment Using an Identification-Robust Approach

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  • Vasco Gabriel

    (University of Surrey and NIPE-UM, Portugal)

  • Luis Martins

    (UNIDE, ISCTE-LUI, Portugal)

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We re-examine the empirical relevance of the cost channel of monetary policy (e.g. Ravenna and Walsh, 2006), employing recently developed moment-conditions inference methods, including identi cation-robust procedures. Using US data, our results suggest that the cost channel effect is poorly identi ed and we are thus unable to corroborate the previous results in the literature

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  • Vasco Gabriel & Luis Martins, 2010. "The Cost Channel Reconsidered: A Comment Using an Identification-Robust Approach," School of Economics Discussion Papers 1010, School of Economics, University of Surrey.
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    Keywords

    Cost channel; Phillips curve; GMM; Generalized Empirical Likelihood; Weak Identi cation;
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    JEL classification:

    • C22 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Single Equation Models; Single Variables - - - Time-Series Models; Dynamic Quantile Regressions; Dynamic Treatment Effect Models; Diffusion Processes
    • E31 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Prices, Business Fluctuations, and Cycles - - - Price Level; Inflation; Deflation
    • E32 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Prices, Business Fluctuations, and Cycles - - - Business Fluctuations; Cycles

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