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Real business cycles or sticky prices?

James R. Malley

Real business cycles or sticky prices?

the impact of technology shocks on US manufacturing

by James R. Malley

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Published by University of Glasgow, Department of Economics. in Glasgow .
Written in English


Edition Notes

StatementJim Malley, V. Anton Muscatelli, Ulrich Woitek.
SeriesEconomics discussion paper series / University of Glasgow, Department of Economics -- no.9915, Economics discussion paper (University of Glasgow, Department of Economics) -- no9915.
ContributionsMuscatelli, V. A., Woitek, Ulrich., University of Glasgow. Department of Economics.
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Open LibraryOL18227681M

Recent work with sticky-price models of the business cycle is also criticized by Fuhrer and Moore (a) and Nelson (b), who suggest that a full explanation of the US time series data may require a model in which the inflation rate, as well as the price level, responds sluggishly to the shocks that hit the economy. Thus, a second purpose. sistent movements in output along with the other defining features of business cycles, like volatile in-vestment and smooth consumption. We assume that prices are exogenously sticky for a short time. Per-sistent output fluctuations require endogenous price stickiness in the sense that firms choose not to change prices much when they can do so.

Here we examine a simple theory of real business cycles. A Review of the Economy under Flexible Prices: The real-business-cycle theory is a new theory of fluctuations which requires the IS-LM model, under the assumption of flexibility of prices. We then modify it to develop a real .   The Real Business Cycle (RBC) Model receives a lot of criticism from online bloggers and from other economists. A lot of the criticism is justified. The model assumes away all frictions and market failures. It assumes that the consumers and workers can be analyzed as though they were all essentially the same or perhaps as.

ADVERTISEMENTS: The Real Business Cycle Theories! Introduction: The real business cycle theory has been evolved out of the American new classical school of s. It is the outcome of research mainly by Kydland and Prescott, Barro and King, Long and Plosser, and Prescott. Later, Plosser, Summers, Mankiw and many other economists gave their views of [ ].   By the s, many of the right had moved past monetarism to flexible price “equilibrium models’ of the business cycle, AKA, real business cycles. Keynesians kept insisting that because of sticky wages and prices, aggregate demand shocks still matter—and pointed to the Monetary History as supporting evidence.


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Real Business Cycles or Sticky Prices. The Impact of Technology Shocks on US Manufacturing Jim Malley V. Anton Muscatelliy Ulrich Woitek University of Glasgow J We gratefully acknowledge funding from the Economic and Social Research Council under Research Grant R yCorrespondence to: V.

Muscatelli, Department of. Real Business Cycles. 1st Edition. by James Hartley (Editor), Kevin Hoover (Editor), Kevin D. Salyer (Editor) & 0 more. ISBN ISBN Why is ISBN important. ISBN. This bar-code number lets you verify that you're getting exactly the right version or edition of a : Paperback.

CiteSeerX - Document Details (Isaac Councill, Lee Giles, Pradeep Teregowda): In this paper we estimate industry-level VAR models at the 4-digit SIC level for a number of US manufacturing sectors, using TFP series which allow for variable factor utilisation over the cycle.

This allows us to verify the relevance of alternative theoretical modelling approaches to the business cycle. Real business cycles, sticky wages or sticky prices.

The impact of technology shocks on US manufacturing. R.G. King, C.I. PlosserMoney, credit, and prices in a real business cycle. American Economic Review, 24 (), pp. Google Scholar. King Cited by: On "Real" and "Sticky-Price" Theories of the Business Cycle Bennett T.

McCallum. NBER Working Paper No. (Also Reprint No. r) Issued in June NBER Program(s):Economic Fluctuations and Growth. This paper begins by identifying the distinguishing characteristic of the "real business cycle" (RBC) class of macroeconomic by: in standard real business cycle models.

Traditionally, however, not only the productivity shocks emphasized in real business cycle models but also monetary shockshave been believed to be important in explaining business cycles. Following this tradition, a two sector sticky price model is con.

Lars Tvede's Business Cycles is the best ever written book about business and investment cycles. Reading this book will enhance investors ability to understand price swings in bonds, commodities, equities and real estate."Reviews: 9.

Real business cycles 1. Solow and macroeconomic accounting 2. The real business cycle view: Kydland and Prescott, Long and Plosser 3. Prescott (86) 4. KPR (88) various market frictions—including sticky prices and wages—were viewed as essential to.

Real business cycles Real business cycles The most well known paper in the Real Business Cycles (RBC) literature is Kydland and Prescott (). That paper introduces both a specific theory of business cycles, and a methodology for testing competing theories of business cycles.

The RBC theory of business cycles has two principles: 1. Real Business Cycle Theory A Systematic Review J (First Draft) Abstract In the past few decades, real business cycle theory has developed rapidly after the initiation of Kydland and Prescott in It has grown substantially as an independent literature and served as a widely recognized framework for studies of.

Real business cycles, sticky wages or sticky prices. The impact of technology shocks on US manufacturing. By James R. Malley, cycles. To this end, we estimate (4-digit SIC) industry-level VAR models for US manufacturing using real output, the real wage and utilization corrected measures of technology and labor input.

Our results support. Downloadable. The central puzzle in international business cycles is that real exchange rates are volatile and persistent. The most popular story for real exchange rate fluctuations is that they are generated by monetary shocks interacting with sticky goods prices.

We quantify this story and find that it can account for some of the observed properties of real exchange rates. its emphasis on slow adjustments and sticky prices supports this view. Real business cycle theorists argue that breakdowns like the great depression are a phenomenon distinct from usual business cycles, and that usual cycles can be explained as the optimal reaction of an efficient market system to economic shocks.

1See Barro, Chapter Real Business Cycle Models: Past, Present, and Future ∗ Sergio Rebelo† March Abstract In this paper I review the contribution of real business cycles models to our understanding of economic fluctuations, and discuss open issues in business cycle research.

∗I thank Martin Eichenbaum, Nir Jaimovich, Bob King, and Per Krusell for their. Downloadable. The central puzzle in international business cycles is that fluctuations in real exchange rates are volatile and persistent.

We quantity the popular story for real exchange rate fluctuations: they are generated by monetary shocks interacting with sticky goods prices. If prices are held fixed for at least one year, risk aversion is high, and preferences are separable in leisure.

taneously in response to changes in demand and supply. We will use this sticky-price model to account for business-cycle fluctuations. Building this sticky-price model of the macroeconomy is the task of Part 4.

Chapter 9 focuses on how, when, prices are sticky, the inventory adjustment process is the key. Real business-cycle theory (RBC theory) is a class of new classical macroeconomics models in which business-cycle fluctuations to a large extent can be accounted for by real (in contrast to nominal) shocks.

Unlike other leading theories of the business cycle, RBC theory sees business cycle fluctuations as the efficient response to exogenous changes in the real economic environment. Part II The foundations of real business cycle modeling chapter 3 | 26 pages Finn E.

Kydland and Edward C. Prescott, "Time to build and aggregate fluctuations," Econometrica 50(6), November 1pp. 1 1 Lecture Real Business Cycles. Most economists explain business cycles in terms of the sticky price model we have been discussing. That is, there is a short run aggregate supply curve so that when aggregate demand fluctuates, there is a fluctuation in total output.

The model doesn’t work perfectly, and economists would like an alternative. Price Stickiness: The resistance of a price (or set of prices) to change, despite changes in the broad economy that suggest a different price is optimal. "Sticky" is. one fundamental di erence in the New Keynesian model relative to the real business cycle model { nominal prices are assumed to be \sticky." By \sticky" I simply mean that there exists some friction that prevents P t, the money price of goods, from adjusting quickly to changing conditions.Real business cycle theory assumes that A.

prices are sticky downward. B. wages and prices are perfectly flexible. C. the LRAS curve remains stationary. D. unemployment always is equivalent to the natural rate of unemployment.business cycle are one of the most studied and most disputed topics in macroeconomics.

In this paper, we first document key empirical aspects of this relationship. We then ask how well three benchmark rational expectations macroeconomic models – a real business cycle model, a sticky price model and a liquidity effect model – account for.