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The effect of news shocks and monetary policy

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A VAR model estimated on U.S. data before and after 1980 documents systematic differences in the response of short- and long-term interest rates, corporate bond spreads and durable spending to news TFP shocks. Interest rates across the maturity spectrum broadly increase in the pre-1980s and broadly decline in the post-1980s. Corporate bond spreads decline significantly, and durable spending rises significantly in the post-1980 period while the opposite short-run response is observed in the pr...

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University of Oxford
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Department of Economics Discussion Paper Series
Publication date:
2017-09-27
Paper number:
838
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997920
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2020-12-14

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