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Monetary policy transmission in a model with animal spirits and house price booms and busts. (English) Zbl 1402.91410
Summary: Can monetary policy trigger pronounced boom-bust cycles in house prices and create persistent business cycles? We address this question by building heuristics into an otherwise standard DSGE model. As a result, monetary policy sets off waves of optimism and pessimism (“animal spirits”) that drive house prices, that, in turn, have strong repercussions on the business cycle. We compare our findings to a standard model with rational expectations by means of impulse responses. We suggest that a standard Taylor rule is not well-suited to maintain macroeconomic stability. Instead, an augmented rule that incorporates house prices is shown to be superior.
MSC:
91B64 Macroeconomic theory (monetary models, models of taxation)
91B62 Economic growth models
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