Incorporating Conjunctural Analysis in Structural Models

  • Domenico GiannoneEmail author
  • Francesca Monti
  • Lucrezia Reichlin

This volume celebrates the work of Michael Woodford and his many contributions to economics.

One of Mike's most influential papers is the 1997 paper (co-authored with Julio Rotemberg) “An optimization-based econometric framework for the evaluation of monetary policy.” This paper constituted the first attempt at estimation of a small scale dynamic stochastic general equilibrium model (DSGE) in which prices are set by monopolistically competitive firms, and prices cannot be instantaneously and costlessly adjusted. Since the work of Rotemberg and Woodford, these models have become more complex and increasingly large [see Christiano, Eichenbaum and Evans (2005), Smets and Wouters (2003), and, more recently, Christoffel, Coenen and Warne (2008) and Adolfson, Laséen, Lindé and Svensson (2008)]. By explicitly taking into account forwardlooking behavior on the part of the agents, DSGEs provide a useful framework to analyze the effects of alternative policies. These models are now routinely used in many central banks, including the European Central Bank, and knowledge has been built up on their reliability, their forecasting performance and on what are the reasonable values for calibrated parameters and the setting of the priors.


Monetary Policy Total Factor Productivity Euro Area Capacity Utilization Total Factor Productivity Growth 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Domenico Giannone
    • 1
    Email author
  • Francesca Monti
    • 2
  • Lucrezia Reichlin
    • 3
  1. 1.European Central BankFrankfurt am MainGermany
  2. 2.ECARES Université Libre de BruxellesBruxellesBelgium
  3. 3.London Business SchoolLondonUnited Kingdom

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