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Money and real fluctuations in the Chilean economy
Economía y Administración (2005)
  • Andres A. Acuña
  • Carlos Oyarzun, University of Queensland
Abstract
In this paper, we assess the ability of a cash-in-advance model to replicate the behavior of the macroeconomic variables of the Chilean economy for quarterly data spanning between Q1:1986 and Q3:2005. The monetary models that we study are able to replicate the phase shift and correlation with GDP of many macroeconomic variables such as consumption, price level, and productivity. However, there are some other variables in which the model fails; namely, money and work hours. Introducing ”erratic” monetary growth rates improves the ability of the model to replicate the behaviour of consumption. A sensitivity analysis shows that the main determinant of output volatility is the standard deviation of technology shock. Other deep parameters do not have an important quantitative effect on the cyclical behaviour of the macroeconomic variables.
Keywords
  • monetary fluctuations,
  • real business cycles,
  • general equilibrium
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Publication Date
December, 2005
Citation Information
Andres A. Acuña and Carlos Oyarzun. "Money and real fluctuations in the Chilean economy" Economía y Administración Vol. 42 Iss. 65 (2005) p. 55 - 79 ISSN: 0716-0100
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/andres_acuna/14/