The changing transmission of uncertainty shocks in the US: An empirical analysis
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This paper investigates if the impact of uncertainty shocks on the US economy has changed over time. To this end, we develop an extended Factor Augmented VAR model that simultaneously allows the estimation of a measure of uncertainty and its time-varying impact on a range of variables. We Önd that the impact of uncertainty shocks on real activity and Önancial variables has declined systematically over time. In contrast, the response of ináation and the short-term interest rate to this shock has remained fairly stable. Simulations from a non-linear DSGE model suggest that these empirical results are consistent with an increase in the monetary authoritiesí anti-ináation stance and a ëáatteningíof the Phillips curve.
AuthorsMUMTAZ, H; konstantinos, T
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