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Chapter 3 / Exercise 3.107
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9. In this question, we are going dig deeper into the Taylor Rule and it variants (modifications).Federal Reserve data from October 1, 2011:Potential GDP growth y* = 1.7%Actual GDP Growth yA= 2.0% Inflation PCE (actual inflation) πA= 2.6% Effective Federal funds Rate = .07%As Taylor assumed, we assume the equilibrium real rate of interest r* = 2% and the optimal inflation rate, the target inflation rate π* is also equal to 2%.The standard (original) Taylor rule formula: iffTR= r* + πA+ 0.5[πA- π*] + 0.5 [ yA- y*]Using the 'standard' Taylor rule from above and using the data provided, what is the federal funds rate implied by the 'standard' Taylor Rule?A) 2.04%B) 1.56%C) 3.33%D) 5.05%Correct Answer(s):D
Feedback: Data as of 4th quarter 2011Original Taylor Rule: iffTR= r* + πA+ 0.5[πA- π*] + 0.5 [ yA- y*]5.05 = 2 + 2.6 + .5[2.6 - 2] + .5[2.0 - 1.7]Table for Individual Question FeedbackPoints Earned: 4.0/4.0
10. According to the actual federal funds rate (use the Effective Federal Funds Rate provided abovefor 2011-10-01), is the Fed being hawkish or dovish?
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Chapter 3 / Exercise 3.107
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11. Now consider the modified version of the Taylor using the unemployment gap instead of the GDP gap just like we did in the lectures. Also, we will use the PCE core rate of inflation instead of overall inflation like you used above - the Fed arguably cares more about core inflation than overall inflation.Modified Taylor Rule formula: iffTR = r* + πA+ 0.5[πA- π*] + (-1.25) [URA- NAIRU]Additional needed data from Federal Reserve data from October 1, 2011:Unemployment Rate URA= 8.7%NAIRU = 5.5%Inflation PCE Core (actual inflation) πA= 1.8%Now what is the federal funds rate implied by the modified Taylor Rule above?
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According to the actual federal funds rate, is the Fed being hawkish or dovish?
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