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Macroeconomic Policy in a Real Business Cycle Model with Money


  • Shiu-Sheng Chen

    (University of Wisconsin-Madison)


This paper examines the impact of macroeconomic policy shocks in a Real- Business-Cycle Model with money. In addition to technology shocks, I include government consumption, government investment, tax rate and monetary policy as sources of random disturbances. Money is introduced in a shopping-time economy. In search of liquidity effect and persistent output effect in response to monetary shocks, a simple Taylor's rule is employed as an alternative approach of modeling monetary policy. The results show that (1) the extended model does a good job of mimicking the characteristics of post-war business cycles, however, it fails to captures some dynamic responses to monetary policy shock; (2) it is obvious, however, that monetary and fiscal shocks play important roles in the explanation of post-war business cycles; (3) incorporating Taylor's rule in the extended model improves the performances in the dynamic responses of nominal shocks. It not only captures liquidity effect but also generates higher persistence in output

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  • Shiu-Sheng Chen, 2002. "Macroeconomic Policy in a Real Business Cycle Model with Money," Macroeconomics 0209011, EconWPA, revised 12 Jul 2003.
  • Handle: RePEc:wpa:wuwpma:0209011 Note: Type of Document - pdf; prepared on IBM PC - PC-TEX/UNIX Sparc TeX; to print on HP/PostScript/Franciscan monk; pages: 53 ; figures: included

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    Business cycles; Fiscal policy; Monetary policy; Taylor rule;

    JEL classification:

    • E62 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Macroeconomic Policy, Macroeconomic Aspects of Public Finance, and General Outlook - - - Fiscal Policy
    • E52 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Monetary Policy, Central Banking, and the Supply of Money and Credit - - - Monetary Policy
    • E32 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Prices, Business Fluctuations, and Cycles - - - Business Fluctuations; Cycles
    • E31 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Prices, Business Fluctuations, and Cycles - - - Price Level; Inflation; Deflation


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