Malin Adolfson

Sveriges Riksbank
SE-103 37 Stockholm
Tel: 46-8-787-04-96
Fax: 46-8-21-0531

E-Mail: malin.adolfson@riksbank.se
Institutional Affiliation: Bank of Sweden

NBER Working Papers and Publications

November 2008Monetary Policy Trade-Offs in an Estimated Open-Economy DSGE Model
with Stefan Laséen, Jesper Lindé, Lars E.O. Svensson: w14510
This paper studies the transmission of shocks and the trade-offs between stabilizing CPI inflation and alternative measures of the output gap in Ramses, the Riksbank's empirical dynamic stochastic general equilibrium (DSGE) model of a small open economy. The main results are, first, that the transmission of shocks depends substantially on the conduct of monetary policy, and second, that the trade-off between stabilizing CPI inflation and the output gap strongly depends on which concept of potential output in the output gap between output and potential output is used in the loss function. If potential output is defined as a smooth trend this trade-off is much more pronounced compared to the case when potential output is defined as the output level that would prevail if prices and wages were...

Published: Adolfson, Malin & Laséen, Stefan & Lindé, Jesper & Svensson, Lars E.O., 2014. "Monetary policy trade-offs in an estimated open-economy DSGE model," Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, Elsevier, vol. 42(C), pages 33-49. citation courtesy of

June 2008Optimal Monetary Policy in an Operational Medium-Sized DSGE Model
with Stefan Laséen, Jesper Lindé, Lars E.O. Svensson: w14092
We show how to construct optimal policy projections in Ramses, the Riksbank's open-economy medium-sized DSGE model for forecasting and policy analysis. Bayesian estimation of the parameters of the model indicates that they are relatively invariant to alternative policy assumptions and supports our view that the model parameters may be regarded as unaffected by the monetary policy specification. We discuss how monetary policy, and in particular the choice of output gap measure, affects the transmission of shocks. Finally, we use the model to assess the recent Great Recession in the world economy and how its impact on the economic development in Sweden depends on the conduct of monetary policy. This provides an illustration on how Rames incorporates large international spillover effects.

Published: Malin Adolfson & Stefan Laséen & Jesper Lindé & Lars E.O. Svensson, 2011. "Optimal Monetary Policy in an Operational Medium‐Sized DSGE Model," Journal of Money, Credit and Banking, Blackwell Publishing, vol. 43(7), pages 1287-1331, October. citation courtesy of

June 2007Comment on "The Transmission of Domestic Shocks in Open Economies"
in International Dimensions of Monetary Policy , Jordi Galí and Mark J. Gertler, editors

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