Measuring Monetary Policy in the Euro Area Using SVARs with Residual Restrictions

Harald Badinger, Stefan Schiman

Publication: Scientific journalJournal articlepeer-review

Abstract

This study measures the effects of monetary policy in the euro area using a small number of sign and magnitude restrictions on the residuals of a SVAR. We derive the dates and directions of these shocks from high-frequency financial market data around official ECB policy announcements. Based on an in-depth narrative analysis and a comparison of the results with those of a standard highfrequency approach, we argue that our approach is purged from central bank information effects. Despite our rather agnostic identification strategy, we find clear and conclusive effects of monetary policy shocks on a wide range of macroeconomic variables.
Original languageEnglish
JournalAmerican Economic Journal: Macroeconomics
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 2022

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