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Author Heim, Lukas,
Title Inflation versus price-level targeting : Bayesian estimation of a small open DSGE model for Switzerland / Lukas Heim ; with a foreword by Prof. Dr. Luca Benati.
Imprint Wiesbaden [Germany] : Springer Gabler, [2015]

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Subject Monetary policy -- Econometric models.
Prices -- Econometric models.
Inflation targeting.
Switzerland -- Economic conditions -- 21st century -- Econometric models.
Description 1 online resource (xii, 69 pages) : illustrations.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references.
Summary Lukas Heim evaluates the performance of a price-level targeting rule compared to that of a standard inflation targeting rule. The comparison is based on a medium-scale DSGE model which has been estimated based on state-of-the-art Bayesian methods. The model for the Swiss economy is an expanded version of the framework proposed by Gali and Monacelli (2005) as well as Monacelli (2005). It is enriched with habit formation in consumption, price indexation, labor market imperfections, and several additional structural disturbances. The results show that? exactly as expected? the volatility of inflation is quite significantly lower under the price-level targeting regime, whereas the volatility of the output gap is markedly higher conditional on either productivity or preference shocks. Therefore, the introduction of a price-level targeting regime would likely produce an increase in the volatility of real economic activity conditional on both supply-side and demand-side shocks. Since inflation and output are targeted simultaneously, none of the two policies is strictly dominant. Contents Monetary Policy in Switzerland Comparison of Inflation and Price-Level Targeting Bayesian Estimation of a Small Open DSGE Model Target Groups Researchers and students in the field of economy with an interest in monetary policy The Author Lukas Heim obtained his MSc in International and Monetary Economics at the University of Bern. His research interests include macroeconomics, monetary economics and econometrics.
Contents Foreword; Contents; 1 Introduction; 2 Description of the Model; 2.1 Domestic Economy; 2.1.1 Households; 2.1.2 Producers; 2.1.3 Retail Firms; 2.1.4 Exogenous Processes; 2.2 Foreign Economy; 2.2.1 Households; 2.2.2 Producers; 2.2.3 Monetary Authority; 2.2.4 Exogenous Processes; 2.3 General Equilibrium and Definitions; 2.3.1 General Equilibrium; 2.3.2 Various Definitions; 2.4 Domestic Monetary Policy Rule; 2.4.1 Inflation Targeting Rule; 2.4.2 Price-Level Targeting Rule; 3 Bayesian Estimation of the Parameters; 3.1 Methodology; 3.2 Data; 3.3 Prior Distribution; 3.4 Estimation Results.
3.5 Historical Simulation4 Results Inflation versus Price-Level Targeting; 4.1 Impulse Response Functions; 4.2 Simulation; 5 Conclusion; References; Appendix; 1 Log-Linearized Equations; 2 Shape of the Log-Likelihood Functions.
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ISBN 9783658082284 (electronic bk.)
3658082283 (electronic bk.)
3658082275 (print)
ISBN/ISSN 10.1007/978-3-658-08228-4
OCLC # 896824860
Additional Format Printed edition: 9783658082277