Research


Working Papers (most recent first):
6.  "The State-Dependent Effects of Tax Shocks" with Jonathan Wolff, August 2017, pdf, submitted

5.  "Inflation, Output, and Markup Dynamics with Forward-Looking Wage and Price Setters" with Louis Phaneuf and Jean Gardy Victor, May 2017, pdf (also NBER WP #21599, link), submitted

4.  "Revisions in Utilization-Adjusted TFP and Robust Identification of News Shocks" with Andre Kurmann, March 2017, pdf, submitted. Online appendix: pdf


3.  "Business Cycles, Investment Shocks, and the 'Barro-King Curse'" with Guido Ascari and Louis Phaneuf, December 2016, pdf, revise and resubmit


2.  "On the Welfare and Cyclical Implications of Moderate Trend Inflation" with Guido Ascari and Louis Phaneuf, March 2016, pdf, submitted (also NBER WP #21392, link)


1.  "Growth or the Gap?  Which Measure of Economic Activity Should be Targeted in Interest Rate Rules?" November 2013, pdf


Publications (most recent first):
15.  "Are Supply Shocks Contractionary at the ZLB? Evidence from Utilization-Adjusted TFP Data" with Julio Garin and Rob Lester, July 2017, pdf, accepted for publication, Review of Economics and Statistics

14.  "The Output and Welfare Effects of Government Spending Shocks over the Business Cycle" with Jonathan Wolff, May 2017, pdf, accepted for publication, International Economic Review. Online appendix to accompany published version: pdf
 
13.  "The Relative Importance of Aggregate and Sectoral Shocks and the Changing Nature of Economic Fluctuations" with Julio Garin and Michael Pries, March 2017, pdf, accepted for publication, American Economic Journal: Macroeconomics

12.  "Raise Rates to Raise Inflation? Neo-Fisherianism in the New Keynesian Model" with Julio Garin and Rob Lester, November 2016, pdf, accepted for publication, Journal of Money, Credit and Banking

11.  "State-Dependent Fiscal Multipliers: Calvo vs. Rotemberg" with Jonathan Wolff, October 2017, pdf, Economics Letters 159, 190-194. Online appendix: pdf. Link to published version: link

10.  "What's News in News? A Cautionary Note on Using a Variance Decomposition to Assess the Quantitative Importance of News Shocks" December 2016, pdfJournal of Economic Dynamics and Control 73, 41-60. Link to published version: link
 
9.  "On the Desirability of Nominal GDP Targeting" with Julio Garin and Robert Lester, August 2016, pdf, Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control 69, 21-44. Link to published version: link
 
8.  "Inflation Expectations and Readiness to Spend at the Zero Lower Bound: Cross-Sectional Evidence" with Rudi Bachmann and Tim Berg, February 2015, pdf, American Economic Journal: Economic Policy 7(1), 1-35.  Link to published version: link 

7.  "Volatility and Welfare" with Robert Lester and Michael Pries, January 2014, pdf, Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control 38(1), 17-36.  Link to published version: link

6.  "Uncertainty and Economic Activity: Evidence from Business Survey Data" with Ruediger Bachmann and Steffen Elstner, April 2013, pdfAmerican Economic Journal: Macroeconomics 5(2), 217-249.  Link to published version: link


5.  "News, Non-Invertibility, and Structural VARs" 2012, pdf, Advances in Econometrics 28, 81-136.  Link to published version: link


4.  "Taylor Rules and Technology Shocks" July 2012, pdf, Economics Letters 116(1), 92-95.  Link to published version: link


3.  "Information, Animal Spirits, and the Meaning of Innovations in Consumer Confidence" with Bob Barsky, pdf, June 2012, American Economic Review 102(4), 1343-1377.  Link to published version: link
 
2.  "Confidence and the Transmission of Government Spending Shocks" with Ruediger Bachmann, April 2012, pdfJournal of Monetary Economics 59(3), 235-249.  Link to published version: link

1.  "News Shocks and Business Cycles" with Bob Barsky, April 2011, pdf,
Journal of Monetary Economics 58(3), 273-289.  Link to published version: link

Works in Progress:
3.  "Is a Period of Low Interest Rates a Good Time to Increase Government Spending?" with Julio Garin, Robert Lester, and Jonathan Wolff

2.  "Optimal Fiscal Consolidation" with Jonathan Wolff

1.  "Estimating Taylor Rules"

Resting Papers:
4.  "Differences in Quarterly Utilization-Adjusted TFP by Vintage, with an Application to News Shocks" May 2016, pdf.  Link to different data by vintages and replication materials, link (also NBER WP #22154, link), results subsumed in "Revisions in Utilization Adjusted TFP and Robust Identification of News Shocks"

3.  "Reallocation and the Changing Nature of Economic Fluctuations" June 2013, with Mike Pries and Julio Garin, pdf, replaced by "The Relative Importance of Aggregate and Sectoral Shocks and the Changing Nature of Economic Fluctuations"

2.  "Permanent and Transitory Technology Shocks and the Behavior of Hours: A Challenge for DSGE Models"  August 2011, pdf

1.  "The Effects of Real Gasoline Prices on Automobile Demand: A Structural Analysis Using Micro Data" with Lutz Kilian, April 2006
pdf

Discussions:
7.  Discussion of Bhandari, Borovicka, and Ho, "Identifying Ambiguity Shocks in Business Cycle Models Using Survey Data" at the Cowles Summer Conference June 2017: pdf

6.  Discussion of Crump, Eusepi, Tambalotti, and Topa, "Subjective Intertemporal Substitution" at the 2016 spring NBER ME Meeting: pdf

5.  Discussion of Basu and House, "Challenges for New Keynesian Models with Sticky Wages" for the Handbook of Macroeconomics, Volume 2 conference, April 2015: pdf 

4.  Discussion of Herrera, Jung, and and Rosanna "Just-in-Time Inventories, Business Cycles, and the Great Moderation" at 2015 ASSA conference: pdf

3.  Discussion of Hagedorn, Handbury, and Manovski, "Inflation and Demand Stimulus: Empirical Evidence" for the 2014 St. Louis Fed Fall Conference: pdf

2.  Discussion of Baker, Bloom, and Davis "Measuring Economic Policy Uncertainty" at conference on "Labor Markets and the Business Cycle in the Aftermath of the Great Recession," Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, 2012: pdf
 
1.  Discussion of Blanchard, L'Hullier, and Lorenzoni "News, Noise, and Fluctuations: An Empirical Exploration" for the summer 2009 NBER EF&G Meeting: pdf 


Other:
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