### A Dynamic Model of Aggregate Demand and Aggregate Supply

```PART V Topics in Macroeconomic Theory
A Dynamic Model of Aggregate
Demand and Aggregate Supply
Chapter 15 of Macroeconomics, 8th
edition, by N. Gregory Mankiw
ECO62 Udayan Roy
Inflation and dynamics in the short run
• So far, to analyze the short run we have used
– the Keynesian Cross theory, and
– the IS-LM theory
• Both theories are silent about
– Inflation, and
– Dynamics
• This chapter presents a dynamic short-run theory
of output, inflation, and interest rates.
• This is the model of dynamic aggregate demand
Introduction
• The dynamic model of aggregate demand and
– real GDP (Y), and
– the inflation rate (π)
• This theory is dynamic in the sense that the
outcome in one period affects the outcome in
the next period
– like the Solow-Swan model, but for the short run
Introduction
• Instead of representing monetary policy by an
exogenous money supply, the central bank will
now be seen as following a monetary policy
rule
– The central bank’s monetary policy rule adjusts
interest rates automatically when output or
inflation are not where they should be.
Introduction
• The DAD-DAS model is built on the following
concepts:
– the IS curve, which negatively relates the real interest
rate (r) and demand for goods and services (Y),
– the Phillips curve, which relates inflation (π) to the
gap between output and its natural level ( − ),
expected inflation (Eπ), and supply shocks (ν),
– adaptive expectations, which is a simple model of
expected inflation,
– the Fisher effect, and
– the monetary policy rule of the central bank.
Keeping track of time
• The subscript “t ” denotes a time period, e.g.
– Yt = real GDP in period t
– Yt − 1 = real GDP in period t – 1
– Yt + 1 = real GDP in period t + 1
• We can think of time periods as years.
E.g., if t = 2008, then
– Yt = Y2008 = real GDP in 2008
– Yt − 1 = Y2007 = real GDP in 2007
– Yt + 1 = Y2009 = real GDP in 2009
The model’s elements
• The model has five equations and five
endogenous variables:
– output, inflation, the real interest rate, the
nominal interest rate, and expected inflation.
• The first equation is for output…
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•
•
•
•
Demand Equation
Fisher Equation
Phillips Curve
Monetary Policy Rule
The Demand Equation
Natural (or
long-run or
potential)
Real GDP
Real
interest
rate
Natural (or
long-run)
Real interest
rate
Y t  Y t    ( rt   )   t
Real
GDP
Parameter
representing the
response of
demand to the real
interest rates
Demand shock,
represents
changes in G, T,
C0, and I0
The Demand Equation
Assumption: ρ > 0; although the real interest rate can be
negative, in the long run people will not lend their
resources to others without a positive return. This is the
long-run real interest rate we had calculated in Ch. 3
Y t  Y t    ( rt   )   t
α>0
Assumption: There is a negative
relation between output (Yt) and
interest rate (rt). The justification is
the same as for the IS curve of Ch. 11
Positive when C0,
I0, or G is higher
than usual or T is
lower than usual.
IS Curve = Demand Equation
• This graph is from Ch.
11
• Assume the IS curve is
a straight line
• Then, for any pair of
points—A and B, or C
and B—the slope
must be the same
r
A
rt
B

IS
Y

Yt
r
rt

C
B
IS
Yt
Y
IS Curve = Demand Equation
• Then, for any point (rt,
Yt) on the line, we get
−
−
= −, a constant.
•  −  = − ∙  −
•  =  −  ∙  −
r
rt

IS
Yt
Y

r
rt

The long-run real equilibrium interest rate of
Figure 3-8 in Ch. 3 is now denoted by the
lower-case Greek letter ρ.
IS
Yt
Y
IS Curve = Demand Equation
•  =  −  ∙  −
• Now, we also saw in Ch. 12 that the IS curve can
shift when there are changes in C0, I0, G, and T
• To represent all these shift factors, we add the
random demand shock, εt.
•  =  −  ∙  −  +
• Therefore, the IS curve of Ch. 12 gives us this
chapter’s demand equation
IS Curve = Demand Equation
rt
rt
ρ
ρ
Yt  Yt    ( rt   )   t
IS

Demand
Yt

• The IS curve can simply be renamed the
Demand Equation curve
Yt
Demand Equation Curve
Yt  Yt    ( rt   )   t
rt
Note that if  +  increases (decreases)
by some amount, the Demand equation
curve shifts right (left) by the same
amount.
ρ
Demand
+
Yt
Note also that if ρ increases (decreases)
by some amount, the Demand equation
curve shifts up (down) by the same
amount.
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•
•
•
•
Demand Equation
Fisher Equation
Phillips Curve
Monetary Policy Rule
The Real Interest Rate: The Fisher Equation
ex ante
(i.e. expected)
real interest
rate
rt  it  E t  t 1
nominal
interest
rate
expected
inflation rate
Assumption: The real interest rate is the inflation-adjusted
interest rate. To adjust the nominal interest rate for inflation, one
must simply subtract the expected inflation rate during the
duration of the loan.
The Real Interest Rate: The Fisher Equation
ex ante
(i.e. expected)
real interest
rate
rt  it  E t  t 1
nominal
interest
rate
expected
inflation rate
 t 1  increase in price level from period t to t +1,
not known in period t
E t  t 1  expectation, formed in period t,
of inflation from t to t +1
We saw this before in Ch. 5
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•
•
•
•
Demand Equation
Fisher Equation
Phillips Curve
Monetary Policy Rule
Inflation: The Phillips Curve
 t  E t  1  t   ( Yt  Yt )   t
current
inflation
previously
expected
inflation
  0 indicates how much
inflation responds when
output fluctuates around
its natural level
supply
shock,
random and
zero on
average
Phillips Curve
 t  E t 1 t    Y t  Y t    t
• Assumption: At any particular time, inflation
would be high if
– people in the past were expecting it to be high
– current demand is high (relative to natural GDP)
– there is a high inflation shock. That is, if prices are
rising rapidly for some exogenous reason such as
scarcity of imported oil or drought-caused scarcity
of food
Phillips Curve
 t  E t 1 t    Y t  Y t    t
Momentum
inflation
Demandpull
inflation
Cost-push
inflation
• This Phillips Curve can be seen as summarizing
three reasons for inflation
•
•
•
•
•
Demand Equation
Fisher Equation
Phillips Curve
Monetary Policy Rule
E t  t 1   t
Assumption: people expect
prices to continue rising at the
current inflation rate.
Examples: E2000π2001 = π2000; E2013π2014 = π2013; etc.
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•
•
•
•
Demand Equation
Fisher Equation
Phillips Curve
Monetary Policy Rule
Monetary Policy Rule
• The fifth and final main assumption of the
– The central bank sets the nominal interest rate
– and, in setting the nominal interest rate, the
central bank is guided by a very specific formula
called the monetary policy rule
Monetary Policy Rule
Current
inflation
rate
Parameter that
measures how
strongly the
central bank
responds to the
inflation gap

it   t        t  
Nominal
interest
rate, set
each period
by the
central bank
Natural real
interest rate
Parameter that
measures how
strongly the
central bank
responds to
the GDP gap
*
t
    Y
Inflation Gap: The
excess of current
inflation over the
central bank’s
inflation target
Y
t
 Yt 
GDP Gap: The
excess of current
GDP over natural
GDP
Example: The Taylor Rule
• Economist John Taylor proposed a monetary policy rule
very similar to ours:
iff =  + 2 + 0.5( – 2) – 0.5(GDP gap)
where
– iff = nominal federal funds rate target
– GDP gap = 100 x
Y Y
Y
= percent by which real GDP is below its natural rate
• The Taylor Rule matches Fed policy fairly well.…
CASE STUDY
10
9
8
Percent
7
The Taylor Rule
actual
Federal
Funds rate
6
5
4
3
2
1
Taylor’s
rule
0
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MODEL
The model’s variables and parameters
• Endogenous variables:
Yt 
Output
 t  Inflation
rt 
Real interest rate
it 
Nominal interest rate
E t  t 1 
Expected inflation
The model’s variables and parameters
• Exogenous variables:
Yt 

*
t

Natural level of output
Central bank’s target inflation rate
 t  Demand shock
 t  Supply shock
• Predetermined variable:
 t 1  Previous period’s inflation
The model’s variables and parameters
• Parameters:
  Responsiveness of demand to
the real interest rate
  Natural rate of interest
  Responsiveness of inflation to
output in the Phillips Curve
   Responsiveness of i to inflation
in the monetary-policy rule
 Y  Responsiveness of i to output
in the monetary-policy rule
Y t  Y t    ( rt   )   t
Demand Equation
rt  it  E t  t  1
Fisher Equation
 t  E t 1 t    Y t  Y t    t
E t  t 1   t
Phillips Curve

it   t        t  
*
t
    Y
Y
t
 Yt 
Monetary Policy Rule
DYNAMIC AGGREGATE SUPPLY
Recap: Dynamic Aggregate Supply
 t  E t 1 t    Y t  Y t    t
E t  t 1   t
Phillips Curve
E t 1 t   t 1
 t   t 1    Y t  Y t    t
DAS Curve
The Dynamic Aggregate Supply Curve
 t   t 1    Yt  Yt    t
πt
DAS slopes upward:
high levels of output
are associated with
high inflation. This is
because of demandpull inflation
DASt
 t 1   t
Yt
Yt
The Dynamic Aggregate Supply Curve
 t   t  1   ( Y t  Yt )   t
π
DAS2011
 2010   2011
If you know
(a) the natural GDP at
a particular date,
(b) the inflation shock
at that date, and
(c) the previous
period’s inflation,
you can figure out the
location of the DAS
curve at that date.
Y
Y 2011
The Dynamic Aggregate Supply Curve
 t   t  1   ( Y t  Yt )   t
π
DAS2015
 2014   2015
If you know
(a) the natural GDP at
a particular date,
(b) the inflation shock
at that date, and
(c) the previous
period’s inflation,
you can figure out the
location of the DAS
curve at that date.
Y
Y 2015
Shifts of the DAS Curve
 t   t  1   ( Y t  Yt )   t
π
Any increase (decrease)
in the previous period’s
inflation or in the
current period’s inflation
shock shifts the DAS
curve up (down) by the
same amount
DASt
 t 1   t
Y
Yt
Shifts of the DAS Curve
 t   t  1   ( Y t  Yt )   t
π
Any increase (decrease)
in the previous period’s
inflation or in the
current period’s inflation
shock shifts the DAS
curve up (down) by the
same amount
DASt
 t 1   t
Any increase (decrease)
in natural GDP shifts the
DAS curve right (left) by
the exact amount of the
change.
Y
Yt
Buckle up for some tedious algebra!
DYNAMIC AGGREGATE DEMAND
The Dynamic Aggregate Demand Curve
The Demand Equation
Yt  Yt   ( rt   )   t
rt  it  E t  t  1
Fisher equation
Y t  Y t   ( it  E t  t  1   )   t
Yt  Yt   ( it   t   )   t
E t  t 1   t
expectations
The Dynamic Aggregate Demand Curve
it   t        t  
*
t
    Y
Y
t
 Yt 
monetary policy rule
Yt  Yt   ( it   t   )   t
Yt  Yt   [  t      (  t   t )   Y ( Yt  Yt )   t   ]   t
*
Yt  Yt   [  ( t   t )   Y (Yt  Yt )]   t
*
We’re almost there!
Dynamic Aggregate Demand
Yt  Yt   [  ( t   )   Y (Yt  Yt )]   t
*
t
Y t  Y t     ( t   )   Y Y t   Y Y t   t
*
t
Y t   Y Y t  Y t     ( t   )   Y Y t   t
*
t
(1   Y )  Y t  (1   Y )  Y t     ( t   )   t
*
t
Yt  Yt 
 
1   Y
 ( t   ) 
*
t
Y t  Y t  A  ( t   )  B  t
*
t
1
1   Y
 t This is the
equation of
The Dynamic Aggregate Demand Curve
=  −  ∙  −  ∗  +  ∙
π
When inflation rises, the central bank
raises the real interest rate, reducing the
demand for goods and services.
Y
has no dynamics in it: it only
shows how simultaneously
measured variables are
related to each other
The Dynamic Aggregate Demand Curve
=  −  ∙  −  ∗  +  ∙
π
t
*
Yt  B  t
Y
The Dynamic Aggregate Demand Curve
=  −  ∙  −  ∗  +  ∙
π
When the central bank’s target inflation rate
increases (decreases) the DAD curve moves up
(down) by the exact same amount.
t
*
Note how monetary policy is
described in terms of the
target inflation rate in the
Yt  B  t
Y
Monetary Policy
• In the IS-LM model, monetary policy was
described by the money supply or the interest
rate
– Expansionary monetary policy meant M↑ or i↓
– Contractionary monetary policy meant M↓ or i↑
– Expansionary monetary policy is π*↑
– Contractionary monetary policy is π*↓
The Dynamic Aggregate Demand Curve
=  −  ∙  −  ∗  +  ∙
π
When the natural rate of output increases
(decreases) the DAD curve moves right (left)
by the exact same amount.
t
*
When there is a positive (negative) demand
shock the DAD curve moves right (left) .
Yt  B  t
Y
A positive demand shock
could be an increase in C0,
I0, or G, or a decrease in T.
The Dynamic Aggregate Demand Curve
=  −  ∙  −  ∗  +  ∙
π
The DAD curve shifts right or
up if:
1. the central bank’s target
inflation rate goes up,
2. there is a positive demand
shock, or
3. the natural rate of output
increases.
Y
EQUATIONS
DAS
 t   t 1    Yt  Yt    t
Yt  Yt 
 
1   Y
 ( t   ) 
*
t
1
1   Y
t
• Note that there are two endogenous variables—
Yt and πt—in these two equations
• Therefore, we can solve for the equilibrium
values of Yt and πt
The Solution!
Using the equations in the previous slide—and a lot of very tedious algebra—one can
express output and inflation entirely in terms of exogenous variables, parameters,
shocks and pre-determined inflation. This is the algebraic solution of the DAD-DAS
model.
The Solution!
• And once we solve for the equilibrium values of Yt
and πt,
• we can use adaptive expectations to solve for
expected inflation:  +1 =  .
• We can use the monetary policy rule to
determine the nominal interest rate
•  =  +  +  ⋅  −
∗

+  ⋅  −
• and the Fisher Effect to solve for the real interest
rate
•  =  −  +1 =  −
The Solution!
By substituting the previous slide’s solutions for output and inflation into the monetary
policy rule, we can then get the above solution for the nominal interest rate. The
Fisher equation can be used to solve for the real interest rate.
Please do not worry about the solution and its derivation. However, if you are
interested, please see http://myweb.liu.edu/~uroy/eco62/ppt/zlbeduc130328.pdf.pdf, especially sections 4.1 , 8.1 (appendix) and 8.2 (appendix).
DAS
• Upward sloping
• If natural output increases,
shifts right by same amount
• If previous-period inflation
increases, shifts up by same
amount
• If there is a positive inflation
shock (νt > 0), shifts up by
same amount
• Downward sloping
• If natural output increases,
shifts right by same amount
• If target inflation increases,
shifts up by same amount
• If there is a positive demand
shock (εt > 0), shifts right
equilibrium
• This is the normal state around which the
economy fluctuates.
• Definition: The economy is in long-run
equilibrium when:
– There are no shocks:  =  =
– Inflation is stable: − =
Long-Run Equilibrium
DAS:  = −1 +  ⋅  −  +
In long-run equilibrium all shocks are zero.
Therefore,  = −1 +  ⋅  −
In long-run equilibrium inflation is stable
( = −1 ).
• Therefore, in long-run equilibrium, GDP is
=  .
•
•
•
•
Long-Run Equilibrium
Yt  Yt 
Yt  Yt 
 
1   Y
 
1   Y
 ( t   ) 
*
t
 ( t   )
*
t
1
1   Y
t
In long-run equilibrium
all shocks are zero
• We just saw that, in long-run equilibrium, GDP is
=  .
• Therefore, in long-run equilibrium, inflation is
= ∗  .
• Moreover, by the Fisher effect, expected inflation
is:  + =  = ∗  .
Long-Run Equilibrium
• The monetary policy rule is:  =  +  +  ⋅
∗
−   +  ⋅  −
• As  =  and  =  ∗  , we see that
– the long-run nominal interest rate is  = ∗  + ,
– and the long-run real interest rate is  =  −
+ = ∗  +  − ∗  =
• Solved!
equilibrium
• To summarize, the long-run equilibrium values in the
DAD-DAS theory are essentially the same as the long
run theory we saw earlier in this course:
Yt  Yt
rt  
t  
*
t
E t  t 1  
*
t
it    
In the short-run, the
values of the various
variables fluctuate
around the long-run
equilibrium values.
*
t
EQUILIBRIUM
The short-run equilibrium
π
Yt
DASt
πt
A
In each period, the
DAS determines the shortrun equilibrium values of
inflation and output.
Yt
Y
In the equilibrium
shown here at A,
output is below its
natural level. In other
theory is fully
capable of explaining
recessions and
booms.
How does the economy respond—in the short run and in the long run—
to (i) an increase in potential output, (ii) a temporary inflation shock, (iii)
a temporary demand shock, and (iv) stricter monetary policy?
Long-Run Growth
• Suppose an economy is in long-run
equilibrium
• We saw in Chapters 8 and 9 that an economy’s
natural GDP can increase over time
• If +1 >  , what will be the short-run effect
on our five endogenous variables?
• In what way will the economy adjust from the
old long-run equilibrium to the new long-run
equilibrium?
DAS
• Upward sloping
• If natural output increases,
shifts right by same
amount
• If previous-period inflation
increases, shifts up by same
amount
• If there is a positive inflation
shock (νt > 0), shifts up by
same amount
• Downward sloping
• If natural output increases,
shifts right by same
amount
• If target inflation increases,
shifts up by same amount
• If there is a positive demand
shock (εt > 0), shifts right
Long-run growth
Yt
π
πt
=
πt + 1
A
DASt +1
B
Yt
Period t + 1: Long-run
growth increases the
natural rate of output.
Yt +1
DASt
Yt +1
Period t: initial
equilibrium at A
Y
DAS shift right by the
exact amount of the
increase in natural
GDP.
the exact amount of
the increase in natural
GDP.
New equilibrium at B.
Income grows but
inflation remains stable.
Long-Run Growth
• Therefore, starting from long-run equilibrium,
if there is an increase in the natural GDP,
– actual GDP will immediately increase to the new
natural GDP, and
– none of the other endogenous variables will be
affected
Inflation Shock
• Suppose the economy is in long-run
equilibrium
• Then the inflation shock hits for one period (νt
> 0) and then goes away (νt+1 = 0)
• How will the economy be affected, both in the
short run and in the long run?
DAS
• Upward sloping
• If natural output increases,
shifts right by same amount
• If previous-period inflation
increases, shifts up by
same amount
• If there is a positive
inflation shock (νt > 0),
shifts up by same amount
• Downward sloping
• If natural output increases,
shifts right by same amount
• If target inflation increases,
shifts up by same amount
• If there is a positive demand
shock (εt > 0), shifts right
A shock to
Period t + 2: As inflation falls,
inflation expectations fall, DAS
aggregate supply
moves downward, output rises.
Y
π
πt
πt + 2
B
C
D
DASt
DASt +1
DASt +2
DASt -1
Period t + 1: Supply
shock is over (νt+1 = 0)
but DAS does not return
to its initial position due
to higher inflation
expectations.
Period t: Supply shock (νt > 0) shifts
πt – 1
DAS upward; inflation rises, central
A
bank responds by raising real
Y This process continues
Yt Yt + 2 Yt –1
until output returns to
Period t – 1: initial
its natural rate. The long
equilibrium at A
run equilibrium is at A.
A shock to aggregate supply: one
more time
Y
π
DAS2002
DAS2003
DAS2004
π2001 + ν2002
π2002
π2003
π2004
B
C
D
π2000 = π2001
ν2002
DAS2001
A
Y04
Y02 Y03
Y01
Y
Inflation Shock
• So, we see that if a one-period inflation shock
hits the economy,
– inflation rises at the date the shock hits, but
eventually returns to the unchanged long-run
level, and
– GDP falls at the date the shock hits, but eventually
returns to the unchanged long-run level
• What happens to the interest rates i and r?
Inflation Shock
i               Y  Y 
i               Y  Y 
r             Y  Y 
t
t
t
t
*
t
Y
t
t

t
*
t
Y
t
t
t
*
t
t
t

t
t

Y
• According to the monetary policy rule, the temporary
spike in inflation dictates an increase in the real
interest rate, whereas the temporary fall in GDP
indicates a decrease in the real interest rate
• The overall effect is ambiguous, for both interest rates
• We can do simulations for specific values of the
parameters and exogenous variables
Recall: The Solution!
As we saw before, it is possible to express output and inflation entirely in terms of
exogenous variables, parameters, shocks and pre-determined inflation. The monetary
policy rule can then be used to solve for the nominal interest rate. The Fisher equation
can be used to solve for the real interest rate. These solutions can be used to simulate
the future outcomes for given values of the exogenous terms in the equations.
Parameter values for simulations
Yt  100

*
t
 2.0
Thus, we can interpret  −  as the percentage
deviation of output from its natural level.
The central bank’s inflation target is 2 percent.
  1.0
A 1-percentage-point increase in the real interest
rate reduces output demand by 1 percent of its
natural level.
  2.0
The natural rate of interest is 2 percent.
  0.25 When output is 1 percent above its natural level,
inflation rises by 0.25 percentage point.
   0.5
 Y  0.5
These values are from the Taylor Rule, which
approximates the actual behavior of the Federal
Reserve.
Impulse Response Functions
• The following graphs are called impulse
response functions.
• They show the “response” of the endogenous
variables to the “impulse,” i.e. the shock.
• The graphs are calculated using our assumed
values for the exogenous variables and
parameters
The dynamic response to a supply shock
t
A one-period
supply shock
affects output
for many
periods.
Yt
The dynamic response to a supply shock
t
t
Because
inflation
expectations
actual inflation
remains high for
many periods.
The dynamic response to a supply shock
t
rt
The real
interest rate
takes many
periods to
natural rate.
The dynamic response to a supply shock
t
it
The behavior
of the
nominal
interest
rate depends
on that
of inflation
and real
interest rates.
A Series of Aggregate Demand Shocks
• Suppose the economy is at the long-run
equilibrium
• Then a positive aggregated demand shock hits
the economy for five successive periods (εt, εt+1,
εt+2, εt+3, εt+4 > 0), and then goes away (εt+5 = 0)
• How will the economy be affected in the short
run?
• That is, how will the economy adjust over time?
DAS
• Upward sloping
• If natural output increases,
shifts right by same amount
• If previous-period inflation
increases, shifts up by
same amount
• If there is a positive inflation
shock (νt > 0), shifts up by
same amount
• Downward sloping
• If natural output increases,
shifts right by same amount
• If target inflation increases,
shifts up by same amount
• If there is a positive
demand shock (εt > 0),
shifts right
A shock to aggregate
π
πt + 5
G
πt
πt – 1
Yt + 5
Period t – 1: initial
demandequilibrium at A
Period t: Positive demand
DASt +5
shock (ε
to the
Period
t +>1:0)Higher
inflation
Y
right;
output
and inflation
DASt +4
in
t raised
Periods
t +inflation
2 to t + 4:
rise.
forint +previous
1,
Higher inflation
DASt +3 expectations
F
shifting
DAS up.
Inflation
period
raises
inflation
DASt +2 rises more, output falls.
expectations, shifts DAS up.
E
Period t +rises,
5: DAS
is higher
output
falls.
DASt + 1 Inflation
D
due to higher inflation in
C
DASt -1,t preceding period, but
demand shock ends and
B
returnstto
initial
+ 6itsand
higher:
position.
Equilibrium
at G.
shifts
DADt ,t+1,…,t+4 down as inflation and
A
inflation expectations
fall. The economy
Y
Yt –1
Yt
reaches the long run
equilibrium at A.
A 3-period shock to aggregate demand
π
DAS04
Y
DAS03
π03
π02
C
π01
π1999 = π00
DAS02
D
DAS00,01
B
A
Y00
Y03 Y02Y01
Y
When the demand shock first hits, output and inflation both increase. In the two
following periods, despite the continuing presence of the demand shock, output starts
to fall. Inflation continues to rise.
A shock to aggregate demand
π03
π04
π05
π1999 = π00
DAS04
DAS05
DAS06
Y
π
E
F
DAS00,01
A
Y04Y05 Y00
Y
On the date the demand shock ends, output falls below the long-run level and inflation
finally begins to fall. After that, output rises and inflation falls towards the initial longrun equilibrium.
A 3-period shock to aggregate demand
π
Y
π
Counter-clockwise
cycle
π03
π04
π02
π
05
D
E
F
C
π01
π1999 = π00
Clockwise cycle
B
unemployment
A
Y04Y05 Y00
Y03 Y02Y01
Y
In short, after a positive demand shock we get a counter-clockwise cycle in the outputinflation graph. But this is also a clockwise cycle in the unemployment-inflation graph.
Inflation-Unemployment Cycles
– http://krugman.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/07/31/cl
ockwise-spirals/
– http://krugman.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/11/17/s
ubsiding-inflation/
– http://krugman.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/04/08/u
nemployment-and-inflation/
A Series of Aggregate Demand Shocks:
4 Phases
1. On the date the multi-period demand shock first
hits, both output and inflation rise above their
long-run values
2. After that, while the demand shock is still
present, output falls and inflation continues to
rise
3. On the date the demand shock ends, output falls
below its long-run value and inflation falls
4. After that, output recovers and inflation falls,
gradually returning to their original long-run
values
• What happens to the interest rates i and r?
A Series of Aggregate Demand Shocks:
4 Phases, interest rates
1. On the date the multi-period demand shock first hits,
both output and inflation rise above their long-run
values. So, interest rate rises
2. After that, while the demand shock is still present,
output falls and inflation continues to rise. Now, the
effect on the interest rate is ambiguous
3. On the date the demand shock ends, output falls
below its long-run value and inflation falls. So, the
interest rate falls
4. After that, output recovers and inflation falls,
gradually returning to their original long-run values.
Again, the effect on the interest rate is ambiguous,
The dynamic response to a demand shock
t
Yt
The demand
shock raises
output for five
periods.
When the
shock ends,
output falls
below its
natural level,
and recovers
The dynamic response to a demand shock
t
t
The
demand shock
causes
inflation
to rise.
When the
shock ends,
inflation
toward its
initial level.
The dynamic response to a demand shock
t
rt
The demand
shock raises
the real
interest rate.
After the
shock ends,
the real
interest
rate falls and
approaches its
initial level.
The dynamic response to a demand shock
t
it
The behavior
of the
nominal
interest rate
depends on
that
of the
inflation and
real interest
rates.
Stricter Monetary Policy
• Suppose an economy is initially at its long-run
equilibrium
• Then its central bank becomes less tolerant of
inflation and reduces its target inflation rate
(π*) from 2% to 1%
• What will be the short-run effect?
• How will the economy adjust to its new longrun equilibrium?
DAS
• Upward sloping
• If natural output increases,
shifts right by same amount
• If previous-period inflation
increases, shifts up by
same amount
• If there is a positive inflation
shock (νt > 0), shifts up by
same amount
• Downward sloping
• If natural output increases,
shifts right by same amount
• If target inflation increases,
shifts up by same amount
• If there is a positive demand
shock (εt > 0), shifts right
A shift in monetary
Y
π
πt – 1 = 2%
πt
Period t – 1: target
inflation rate π* = 2%,
policy
initial equilibrium at A
DASt -1, t
DASt +1
A
B
C
πfinal = 1%
DASfinal
Z
Yt
Yt –1 ,
Yfinal
Y
Period t: Central bank
lowers target to π* =
1%, raises real interest
leftward. Output and
inflation fall.
Period t + 1: The fall in
πt reduced inflation
expectations for t + 1,
shifting DAS
downward. Output
rises, inflation falls.
Subsequent periods:
This process continues
until output returns to
its natural rate and
inflation reaches its
new target.
Stricter Monetary Policy
• At the date the target inflation is reduced, output falls
below its natural level, and inflation falls too towards
its new target level
– The real interest rate rises above its natural level (ρ)
– The effect on the nominal interest rate (i = r + π) is
ambiguous
• On the following dates, output recovers and gradually
returns to its natural level. Inflation continues to fall
and gradually approaches the new target level.
– The real interest rate falls, gradually returning to its natural
level (ρ)
– The nominal interest rate falls to its new and lower longrun level (i = ρ + π*)
The dynamic response to a reduction in
target inflation
t
*
Yt
Reducing the
target
inflation rate
causes output
to fall below
its natural
level for a
while.
Output
recovers
The dynamic response to a reduction in
target inflation
t
*
t
Because
expectations
it takes many
periods for
inflation to
reach the
new target.
The dynamic response to a reduction in
target inflation
t
*
rt
To reduce
inflation,
the central
bank raises
the real
interest rate
to reduce
aggregate
demand.
The real
interest rate
returns to its
natural rate.
The dynamic response to a reduction in
target inflation
t
*
it
The initial
increase in
the real
interest rate
raises the
nominal
interest rate.
As the
inflation and
real interest
rates fall,
the nominal
rate falls.
APPLICATION:
Output variability vs. inflation variability
• A supply shock reduces output (bad)
• The central bank faces a tradeoff between
these “bads” – it can reduce the effect on
output,
but only by tolerating an increase in the effect
on inflation….
APPLICATION:
Output variability vs. inflation variability
CASE 1: θπ is large, θY is small
π
A supply shock
shifts DAS up.
DASt
DASt – 1
πt
In this case, a small
change in inflation has
a large effect on
is relatively flat.
πt –1
Yt
Yt –1
Y
The shock has a large
effect on output, but a
small effect on
inflation.
APPLICATION:
Output variability vs. inflation variability
CASE 2: θπ is small, θY is large
π
DASt
πt
DASt – 1
In this case, a large
change in inflation has
only a small effect on
relatively steep.
πt –1
Yt Yt –1
Y
Now, the shock has
only a small effect on
output, but a big effect
on inflation.
APPLICATION:
The Taylor Principle
• The Taylor Principle (named after economist John
Taylor): The proposition that a central bank should
respond to an increase in inflation with an even greater
increase in the nominal interest rate (so that the real
interest rate rises). I.e., central bank should set θπ > 0.
• Otherwise, DAD will slope upward, economy may be
unstable, and inflation may spiral out of control.
APPLICATION:
The Taylor Principle
Yt  Yt


1  Y
( t   ) 
*
t
1
1  Y
it   t      (  t   t )   Y ( Y t  Y t )
*
t
(MP rule)
If θπ > 0:
• When inflation rises, the central bank increases the
nominal interest rate even more, which increases the
real interest rate and reduces the demand for goods and
services.
• DAD has a negative slope.
APPLICATION:
The Taylor Principle
Yt  Yt


1  Y
( t   ) 
*
t
1
1  Y
it   t      (  t   t )   Y ( Y t  Y t )
*
t
(MP rule)
If θπ < 0:
• When inflation rises, the central bank increases
the nominal interest rate by a smaller amount.
The real interest rate falls, which increases the demand
for goods and services.
• DAD has a positive slope.
APPLICATION:
The Taylor Principle
• If DAD is upward-sloping and steeper than DAS, then the