Output Fluctuations and Monetary Shocks : Evidence From Colombia

Author/Editor:

Carmen Reinhart ; Vincent Reinhart

Publication Date:

March 1, 1991

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Summary:

Using annual data for Colombia over the last thirty years and a new battery of econometric techniques, we test opposing theories that explain macroeconomic fluctuations: The neoclassical synthesis, which posits that, in the presence of temporary price rigidity, an unanticipated monetary expansion produces output gains that erode over time with increases in the price level; and an alternative explanation, which focuses on “real” technological or preference shocks as the sources of output changes. The coefficients from these systems are used to examine two basic propositions: the long-run neutrality of nominal quantities with respect to permanent movements in the money stock; and the short-run sensitivity of output to inflation.

Series:

Working Paper No. 91/35

Subject:

Notes:

Also published in Staff Papers, Vol. 38, No. 4, December 1991.

English

Publication Date:

March 1, 1991

ISBN/ISSN:

9781451978353/1018-5941

Stock No:

WPIEA0351991

Price:

$15.00 (Academic Rate:$15.00)

Format:

Paper

Pages:

34

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