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Uncertainty shocks and inflation dynamics in the U.S

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  • Qazi Haque

    (Economics Discipline, Business School, University of Western Australia)

  • Leandro M. Magnusson

    (Economics Discipline, Business School, University of Western Australia)

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We estimate a time-varying parameter VAR (TVP-VAR) with stochastic volatility using post-WWII U.S. data to study the effects of uncertainty shocks on inflation. We find the response of inflation to be statistically insignificant until mid-to-late 1990s and negative thereafter. Our findings suggest that uncertainty shocks do not propagate like aggregate supply shocks and look like aggregate demand shocks since late 1990s.

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  • Qazi Haque & Leandro M. Magnusson, 2020. "Uncertainty shocks and inflation dynamics in the U.S," Economics Discussion / Working Papers 20-25, The University of Western Australia, Department of Economics.
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    Keywords

    Uncertainty shocks; inflation dynamics; TVP-VARs with stochastic volatility;
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    JEL classification:

    • 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
    • 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
    • E44 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Money and Interest Rates - - - Financial Markets and the Macroeconomy

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