English, Article, Journal or magazine article edition: Do Equilibrium Real Business Cycle Theories Explain Post-War U.S. Business Cycles? Martin S. Eichenbaum; Kenneth J. Singleton

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  • Do Equilibrium Real Business Cycle Theories Explain Post-War U.S. Business Cycles?
Author
  • Martin S. Eichenbaum
  • Kenneth J. Singleton
Physical Description
  • preprint
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  • This paper presents and interprets some rw evidence on the validity of the Real Business Cycle approach to business cycle analysis. The analysis is conducted in the context of a nnetary business cycle model which makes explicit one potential link between monetary policy and real allocations. This model is used to interpret Granger causal relations between nominal and real aggregates. Perhaps the nost striking empirical finding is that money growth does not Granger cause output growth in the context of several multivariate VARs and for various sample periods during the post war period in the U.S. Several possible reconciliations of this finding with both real and monetary business cycles models are discussed. We find that it is difficult to reconcile our npirical results with the view that exogenous monetary shocks were an important independent source of variation in output growth.
  • RePEc:nbr:nberwo:1932
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  • English
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