Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/82456
Authors: 
Söderström, Ulf
Söderlind, Paul
Vredin, Anders
Year of Publication: 
2002
Series/Report no.: 
Sveriges Riksbank Working Paper Series 140
Abstract: 
Using an empirical New-Keynesian model with optimal discretionary monetary policy, we calibrate key parameters — the central bank’s preference parameters; the degree of forward-looking behavior in the determination of inflation and output; and the variances of inflation and output shocks — to match some broad characteristics of U.S. data. Our preferred parameterizations all imply a small concern for output stability but a large preference for interest rate smoothing, and a small degree of forward-looking behavior in pricesetting but a large degree of forward-looking in the determination of output. We provide some intuition for these results and discuss their consequences for practical monetary policy analysis.
Subjects: 
Interest rate smoothing
central bank objectives
forward-looking behavior
JEL: 
E52
E58
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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