Working Paper

On the Hump-Shaped Output Effect of Monetary Policy in an Open Economy

Kiel Working Papers, 1214

Results of empirical research have revealed a characteristic hump-shaped effect of monetary policy shocks on output: the effect builds to a peak after several months and then gradually dies out. We analyze, in the context of a new open economy macroeconomics model, factors that imply a hump-shaped effect of a monetary policy shock on output. We find that a hump-shaped effect of output is likely to result if the model features a catching up with the Joneses effect, pricing-to-market behavior of firms, and imperfect international financial market integration.


Christian Pierdzioch
Serkan Yener


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F31, F32, F41