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The Great Depression and the Friedman-Schwartz hypothesis

Lawrence J. Christiano

The Great Depression and the Friedman-Schwartz hypothesis

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Published by National Bureau of Economic Research in Cambridge, MA .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Monetary policy -- Econometric models.,
  • Depressions -- 1929.

  • Edition Notes

    StatementLawrence J. Christiano, Roberto Motto, Massimo Rostagno.
    SeriesNBER working paper series ;, working paper 10255, Working paper series (National Bureau of Economic Research : Online) ;, working paper no. 10255.
    ContributionsMotto, Roberto., Rostagno, Massimo., National Bureau of Economic Research.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsHB1
    The Physical Object
    FormatElectronic resource
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL3476621M
    LC Control Number2005616150


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The Great Depression and the Friedman-Schwartz hypothesis by Lawrence J. Christiano Download PDF EPUB FB2

We evaluate the Friedman-Schwartz hypothesis that a more accommodative monetary policy could have greatly reduced the severity of the Great. The Great Depression was therefore a long stubborn period of dismally low aggregate expenditures, and according to Keynes, there were no economic forces working to pull the economy out of this situation automatically.

In other words, he thought there is no self-corrective mechanism (or invisible hand) in a free-market economy. Instead.

"We evaluate the Friedman-Schwartz hypothesis that a more accommodative monetary policy could have greatly reduced the severity of the Great Depression. To do this, we first estimate a dynamic, general equilibrium model using data from the s and The Great Depression and the Friedman-Schwartz hypothesis book.

Although the model includes eight shocks, the story it tells about the Great Depression turns out to be a simple. The implied shift in money demand is incorporated into Christiano, Motto, and Rostagno's () characterization of the Friedman-Schwartz hypothesis regarding the Great Depression.

Allowing for. Great Depression and the Friedman-Schwartz hypothesis. Cambridge, Mass.: National Bureau of Economic Research, © (OCoLC) Material Type: Internet resource: Document Type: Book, Internet Resource: All Authors / Contributors: Lawrence J Christiano; Robert Motto; Massimo Rostagno; National Bureau of Economic Research.

The Great Depression and the Friedman-Schwartz hypothesis Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available "We evaluate the Friedman-Schwartz hypothesis that a more accommodative monetary policy could have greatly reduced the severity of the Great Depression. To do this, we first estimate a dynamic, general equilibrium model using data from the s and s.

Downloadable. We evaluate the Friedman-Schwartz hypothesis that a more accommodative monetary policy could have greatly reduced the severity of the Great Depression.

To do this, we first estimate a dynamic, general equilibrium model using data from the s and s. Although the model includes eight shocks, the story it tells about the Great Depression turns.

We evaluate the Friedman-Schwartz hypothesis that a more accommodative monetary policy could have greatly reduced the severity of the Great Depression.

To do this, we first estimate a dynamic, general equilibrium model using data from the s and by: Get this from a library. The Great Depression and the Friedman-Schwartz hypothesis. [Lawrence J Christiano; Robert Motto; Massimo Rostagno; National Bureau of Economic Research.] -- "We evaluate the Friedman-Schwartz hypothesis that a more accommodative monetary policy could have greatly reduced the severity of the Great Depression.

To do this, we first estimate a. Overview. The Great Depression has been the litmus test of macroeconomic theories.

Several generations of models have tried to explain the downturn, prolonged slump, and slow recovery. Each explanation was then rejected (all or in part) by the next generation of economists for something by: 4. A Monetary History of the United States, – is a book written in by Nobel Prize–winning economist Milton Friedman and Anna J.

uses historical time series and economic analysis to argue the then-novel proposition that changes in the money supply profoundly influenced the U.S. economy, especially the behavior of economic : Milton Friedman, Anna Schwartz. Peter Temin's answer to the title of his book is NO.

He explains clearly the two main hypotheses concerning the Great Depression. First, the money hypothesis (Friedman & Schwartz), which states that the collapse of the banking system was the primary by: Writing in the June issue of theEconomic Journal, Harry G.

Johnson begins with a sentence seemingly calibrated to the scale of the book he set himself to review: "The long-awaited monetary history of the United States by Friedman and Schwartz is in every sense of the term a monumental scholarly achievement--monumental in its sheer bulk, monumental in the Cited by:   Charles Kindleberger was one of the first economists to emphasize the international nature of the origins of the Great Depression.

Moreover, his influential book The World in Depression provided some of the most ardent resistance to the validity of the Friedman-Schwartz hypothesis.

the Depression may have affected output and employment by raising real interest rates. Challenges to Friedman and Schwartz’s Explanation of the Great Depression. It is useful to begin with a review of d- Frie man and Schwartz’s monetary explanation of the Depression and the literature that has de-veloped both challenging and supporting it.

The causes of the Great Depression in the early 20th century have been extensively discussed by economists and remain a matter of active debate. They are part of the larger debate about economic crises and specific economic events that took place during the Great Depression are well established.

There was an initial stock market crash that triggered a. The Great Depression and the Friedman-Schwartz Hypothesis "What Is the Money Supply", by Anna J. Schwartz. Concise Encyclopedia of Economics on Econlib ; Appearances on C-SPAN "Anna Schwartz".

JSTORAlma mater: Barnard College, Columbia University. What caused the worldwide collapse in output from to. Why was the recovery from the trough of so protracted for the United States. How costly was the decline in terms of welfare. Was the decline preventable. These are some of the questions that have motivated economists to study the Great : Satyajit Chatterjee, P.

Dean Corbae. Buy Did monetary forces cause the Great Depression. by Peter Temin (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders.5/5(2).

Great Depression, monetary and financial forces in. Authors; Authors and affiliations The Great Depression and the Friedman-Schwartz hypothesis. Journal of Money, Credit, and Bank – CrossRef Google Corbae P.D.

() Great Depression, monetary and financial forces in. In: Jones G. (eds) Banking Crises. Palgrave Macmillan Author: Satyajit Chatterjee, P. Dean Corbae. The assigned readings will (of course) include large selections from Murray Rothbard's book America's Great Depression, which blames the Fed for an unsustainable credit boom in the s.

Yet we will also cover the Friedman/Schwartz hypothesis, that it was the Fed's inaction (or tight money) in the late s and early s that was ultimately. This is that Temin does not try to revive the old belief that the Federal Reserve conducted itself with at least moderate efficiency during the Great Depression.3 Temin's criticism of Friedman and Schwartz center on whether the decline in the money stock was the cause of the severity of the depression, or whether the decline in the money supply Cited by: My book on the Great Depression is officially being released on December 1st.

At that time I plan to do a few posts discussing the book. But since some have already received copies, I thought it might help to provide a quick overview for what is a fairly complicated hypothesis.

The book. causes of the Great Depression, with special emphasis on monetary and financial relations. Instead one gets a narrow academic exercise which uses data from the Great Depression to test the relative validity of two currently fashionable views: the "Money hypothesis," identified with the "monetarism" created by Fried-man and Schwartz, and the "Spend.

"The Great Depression and the Friedman-Schwartz Hypothesis," Computing in Economics and FinanceSociety for Computational Economics. Lawrence J. Christiano & Roberto Motto & Massimo Rostagno, "The Great Depression and the Friedman-Schwartz Hypothesis," NBER Working PapersNational Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.

Comment on "The Great Depression and the Friedman-Schwartz Hypothesis" by Lawrence Christiano, Roberto Motto, and Massimo Rostagno 1. OVERVIEW The Great Depression has been the litmus test of macroeconomic theories.

Several generations of models have tried to explain the downturn, prolonged slump, and slow recovery. By chance I today found an ECB working paper from – “The Great Depression and the Friedman-Schwartz hypothesis” by Christiano, Motto and Rostagno.

Here is the abstract: “We evaluate the Friedman-Schwartz hypothesis that a more accommodative monetary policy could have greatly reduced the severity of the Great Depression. w The Macroeconomics of the Great Depression: A Comparative Approach: Christiano, Motto, and Rostagno: w The Great Depression and the Friedman-Schwartz Hypothesis: Bernanke: w Non-Monetary Effects of the Financial Crisis.

This paper considers why political leaders and central bankers continued to adhere to the gold standard as the Great Depression intensified.

We do not focus on the effects of the gold standard on the Depression, which have been documented elsewhere, but on the reasons why policy makers chose the policies they by:   The Great ecession ofwhich in economic terms lasted two quarters but for many people stretched out quite a bit longer, was billed as the worst economic event since the Great Depression.

This provides us with an opportunity to examine the two events, their respective time periods, and what sort of similarities and differences we can. tightening in and and deepened the Depression with its policies beginning in 4 That confirmation, which demonstrated the damage that could be inflictedby inapprop riate discretionary monetary policy, took years to develop.

In the earlys Friedman had begun to consider only the hypothesis that the Fed had deepened the Depression. The monetary interpretation of the Great Depression is intimately associated with Friedman and Schwartz.

Their analytical core consists of three elements: (a) the documentation of the sharp fall in the money stock; (b) the Federal Reserve's role therein and (c) the monetary mechanism whereby the Federal Reserve could have increased the money by: 4.

The historian in my textbook believes the causes of the Great Depression are the following 1)Lack of diversification in the American economy in s. 2) Maldistribution of purchasing power, and in result a weakness in consumer demand 3) Credit structure of the economy 4)America's position in international trade (from Alan Brinkley, American.

Bernanke, Ben, "Non-Monetary Effects of the Financial Crisis in the Propagation of the Great Depression," American Economic Review,Bernanke, Ben, "The Macroeconomics of the Great Depression: A Comparative Approach," Journal of Money, Credit, and Banking,Bernanke, Ben, and Kevin Carey, "Nominal Wage Stickiness and.

He was referring to the Friedman-Schwartz argument that the Fed could have prevented the Great Depression if only it has been more aggressive in countering the fall in the money supply.

This argument later mutated into the claim that the Fed caused the Depression, but its original version still packed a strong punch. Comparative analyses of the Great Depression and the Great Recession.

There is a large body of literature on the Great Depression which renders any attempt to present a representative picture an ambitious endeavor. Of the more recent attempts, some studies highlight the parallels between the Great Recession and the Great : Christian A.

Belabed. The Great Depression in a monetary view. In their book A Monetary History of the United States,Milton Friedman and Anna Schwartz laid out their case for a different explanation of the Great Depression. Essentially, the Great Depression, in their view, was caused by the fall of the money supply.

Thus, the mone- open to the monetary hypothesis than sometary explanation of the Great Depression re- other publications. Thus, if we do not find aquires that the expectations of deflation were link between monetary contraction and expec-driven by the monetary contraction.

The Friedman-Schwartz hypothesis is largely taken as correct by Bernanke ( AER), which documents the role of financial factors in prolonging the Depression from Note that he explicitly states in the opening paragraphs that he is not attempting to explain the decline in output fromseeing as it had been adequately.

Yesterday I was surfing the internet for some information on events in – the year of the Recession in the doing that I found a great lecture Scott Sumner did at Oxford Hayek Society in Scott’s lecture basically is a wrap-up of his forthcoming book on the Great tells me the book likely will be published later this year.

The European and American banking panics of the s are one of the most notable features of the Great Depression. Many scholars have argued that the panics are an important cause, if not the most important cause, of the Great Depression.

In this new book Elmus Wicker reexamines the U.S. banking panics during the period to   To address the latter; there are at least three main reasons for the Great Depression captured by the following strands: Financial Accelerator(Berna Bernanke Gert95, Mishkin 91); Monetary hypothesis (Friedman Schwa Bordo Lane ); and the Gold Standard (Eichengr Irwin ).The role of the FED during the Great Depression on There are many hypothesis that try to explain the main reasons ultimately caused the Great Depression.