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Downloadable Papers
 

·        “Credit: A Starring Role in the Downturn,” Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, Economic Letter 2012-12

 

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·        “When Credit Bites Back: Leverage, Business Cycles, and Crises” (with Moritz Schularick and Alan Taylor)

 

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·        “A Chronology of Turning Points in Economic Activity: Spain 1850-2011” (with Travis Berge)

 

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·        “Future Recession Risks: An Update,” (with Travis J. Berge and Early Elias). Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, Economic Letter 2011-35

 

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·        “Performance Evaluation of Zero Net-Investment Strategies” (with Alan Taylor)

 

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·        “Variable Capital Rules in a Risky World,” Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, Economic Letter 2011-27

 

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·        Discussion of “Anchoring Countercyclical Capital Buffers: The Role of Credit Aggregates” forthcoming in International Journal of Central Banking.

 

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·        “Carry Trade” Encyclopedia of Financial Globalization, forthcoming

 

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·        “Financial Crises, Credit Booms, and External Imbalances: 140 Years of Lessons” (with Moritz Schularick and Alan Taylor), IMF Economic Review, forthcoming.

 

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·        “A Chronology of International Business Cycles Through Non-parametric Decoding” (with Travis Berge, Shu-Chun Chen and Fushing Hsieh)

 

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·         “Future Recession Risks” (with Travis Berge). Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, Economic Letter 2010-24.

 

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·        “Currency Carry Trades” (with Travis Berge and Alan Taylor). International Seminar on Macroeconomics 2010, NBER.

 

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·        “The Harrod-Balassa-Samuelson Hypothesis: Real Exchange Rates and their Long-Run Equilibrium,” (with Yanping Chong and Alan Taylor) International Economic Review, forthcoming.

 

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·         “Empirical Simultaneous Confidence Regions for Path-Forecasts” (with Malte Knüppel and Massimiliano Marcellino)

 

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·        “Diagnosing Recessions” Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, Economic Letter 2010-05

 

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  • “The Classification of Economic Activity into Expansions and Recessions” (with Travis Berge) American Economic Journal: Macroeconomics, 2011, (3)2: 246-77.

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  • “The Carry Trade and Fundamentals: Nothing to Fear but FEER Itself” (with Alan Taylor) NBER working paper 15518. Journal of International Economics, forthcoming.

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  • “Fluctuations in the Exchange Rate and the Carry Trade,” (with Kyuil Chung) Bank of Korea, working paper 405.

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  • "Estimation and Inference by the Method of Projection Minimum Distance: An Application to the New Keynesian Hybrid Phillips Curve" (with Sharon Kozicki) International Economic Review, 2011, 52(2): 461-487.

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  •  “Path Forecast Evaluation” (with Massimiliano Marcellino) Journal of Applied Econometrics, 2010, 25(4): 635-662.

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  • “Simultaneous Confidence Regions for Impulse Responses” Review of Economics and Statistics, 2009, 91(3): 629-647

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·         Do Monetary Aggregates Help Forecast Inflation? Economic Letter, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, 2007-10

  • "Estimation and Inference of Impulse Responses by Local Projections" American Economic Review, 2005, 95(1), 161-182 (formerly "Model-Free Impulse Responses").

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AVAILABLE CODE

I suggest you look at my recent paper “Simultaneous Confidence Regions for Impulse Responses” and the code provided there for slicker applications of the local projections approach.

  • Original code and data for the paper in GAUSS: [GAUSS Code]
  • GAUSS Code for the Monte Carlo exercises in the paper is available by e-mailing me.
  • GAUSS Code to estimate the time-varying parameter/volatility Bayesian VAR is available directly from Massimiliano de Santis at: mdesantis@ucdavis.edu (soon to join the faculty at Dartmouth)
  • Matlab code. This code was written by Haruki Seitani, a former graduate student at U.C. Davis. For any questions please e-mail Haruki at: hseitani@ucdavis.edu . The code replicates the New Gauss code available above. [Matlab Code]
  • "Time-scale transformations of discrete-time processes," with Massimiliano Marcellino. Journal of Time Series Analysis, 2004, 25(6): 873:894.

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  • "Non-Institutional Market Making Behavior: The Dalian Futures Exchange," with Holly Liu and Jeffrey Williams.

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  • "The Response of Term Rates to Monetary Policy Uncertainty," with Kevin D. Salyer. Review of Economic Dynamics, October 2003; 6(4): 941-62.

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  • “Monetary Policy Coordination: A New Empirical Approach,” with Paul R. Bergin. Journal of International Money and Finance, 2004, 23(5), 761-783.

E-mail me if you would like a copy of an alternative set of GAUSS code to estimate ACH models with the specification in this paper.

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  • "The Pavlovian Response of Term Rates to Fed Announcements" with Selva Demiralp. July, 2001 Revision "The Response of Term Rates to Fed Announcements" (although there is overlap between the two versions, there are differences that warrant having both linked simultaneously).  Journal of Money, Credit, and Banking, 36(3, Part I), 387-405.

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  • "Stochastic Processes subject to Time Scale Transformations: An Application to High-Frequency FX Data" with Massimiliano Marcellino. A revision of this paper entitled "Modelling High-Frequency FX Data Dynamics," Macroeconomic Dynamics, v.7,  618-635.

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  • "A Model for the Federal Funds Rate Target," with Jim Hamilton (revised October 2001). Journal of Political Economy, no. 5, v. 110, 1135-1167, October 2002.

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Shorter Papers
 

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  • Monetary Policy in the U.S. The Federal Funds Rate Target, A short article prepared for Situación, Banco Bilbao-Vizcaya. Note: Figure captions in Spanish.

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