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Valerie A. Ramey

Department of Economics, 0508
University of California, San Diego
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NBER Working Papers and Publications

June 2018Comment on "The Transformation of Manufacturing and the Decline in U.S. Employment"
in NBER Macroeconomics Annual 2018, volume 33, Martin Eichenbaum and Jonathan A. Parker, editors
December 2017Education, Skills, and Technical Change, and Future US GDP Growth - Introduction
with Charles R. Hulten
in Education, Skills, and Technical Change: Implications for Future US GDP Growth, Charles R. Hulten and Valerie A. Ramey, editors
February 2016Macroeconomic Shocks and Their Propagation
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January 2015News Shocks in Open Economies: Evidence from Giant Oil Discoveries
with Rabah Arezki, Liugang Sheng: w20857

Published:

November 2014Government Spending Multipliers in Good Times and in Bad: Evidence from U.S. Historical Data
with Sarah Zubairy: w20719

Published: Government Spending Multipliers in Good Times and in Bad: Evidence from US Historical Data Valerie A. Ramey and Sarah Zubairy Journal of Political Economy 2018 126:2, 850-901

June 2013The Cyclical Behavior of the Price-Cost Markup
with Christopher J. Nekarda: w19099
February 2013Are Government Spending Multipliers Greater During Periods of Slack? Evidence from 20th Century Historical Data
with Michael T. Owyang, Sarah Zubairy: w18769

Published: Owyang, Michael T., Valerie A. Ramey, and Sarah Zubairy. 2013. "Are Government Spending Multipliers Greater during Periods of Slack? Evidence from Twentieth-Century Historical Data." American Economic Review, 103(3): 129-34.

July 2012Comment on "Roads to Prosperity or Bridges to Nowhere? Theory and Evidence on the Impact of Public Infrastructure Investment"
in NBER Macroeconomics Annual 2012, Volume 27, Daron Acemoglu, Jonathan Parker, and Michael Woodford, editors
February 2012Government Spending and Private Activity
in Fiscal Policy after the Financial Crisis, Alberto Alesina and Francesco Giavazzi, editors
January 2012Government Spending and Private Activity
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May 2011Oil, Automobiles, and the U.S. Economy: How Much Have Things Really Changed?
with Daniel J. Vine
in NBER Macroeconomics Annual 2010, Volume 25, Daron Acemoglu and Michael Woodford, editors
September 2010Home Production
NBER Reporter 2010 number 3
June 2010Oil, Automobiles, and the U.S. Economy: How Much have Things Really Changed?
with Daniel J. Vine: w16067
February 2010Industry Evidence on the Effects of Government Spending
with Christopher J. Nekarda: w15754

Published: Christopher J. Nekarda & Valerie A. Ramey, 2011. "Industry Evidence on the Effects of Government Spending," American Economic Journal: Macroeconomics, American Economic Association, vol. 3(1), pages 36-59, January. citation courtesy of

October 2009Identifying Government Spending Shocks: It's All in the Timing
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Published: Valerie A. Ramey, 2011. "Identifying Government Spending Shocks: It's all in the Timing," The Quarterly Journal of Economics, Oxford University Press, vol. 126(1), pages 1-50. citation courtesy of

August 2009The Rug Rat Race
with Garey Ramey: w15284

Published: Garey Ramey & Valerie A. Ramey, 2010. "The Rug Rat Race," Brookings Papers on Economic Activity, Economic Studies Program, The Brookings Institution, vol. 41(1 (Spring), pages 129-199. citation courtesy of

June 2008Comment on "In Search of the Transmission Mechanism of Fiscal Policy"
in NBER Macroeconomics Annual 2007, Volume 22, Daron Acemoglu, Kenneth Rogoff and Michael Woodford, editors
May 2008Time Spent in Home Production in the 20th Century: New Estimates from Old Data
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Published: Ramey, Valerie A., 2009. "Time Spent in Home Production in the Twentieth-Century United States: New Estimates from Old Data," The Journal of Economic History, Cambridge University Press, vol. 69(01), pages 1-47, March.

October 2007Why Do Computers Depreciate?
with Michael J. Geske, Matthew D. Shapiro
in Hard-to-Measure Goods and Services: Essays in Honor of Zvi Griliches, Ernst R. Berndt and Charles R. Hulten, editors
September 2006The Source of Historical Economic Fluctuations: An Analysis Using Long-Run Restrictions
with Neville Francis
in NBER International Seminar on Macroeconomics 2004, Richard H. Clarida, Jeffrey Frankel, Francesco Giavazzi and Kenneth D. West, editors
May 2006A Century of Work and Leisure
with Neville Francis: w12264

Published: Valerie A. Ramey & Neville Francis, 2009. "A Century of Work and Leisure," American Economic Journal: Macroeconomics, American Economic Association, vol. 1(2), pages 189-224, July. citation courtesy of

October 2005Measures of Per Capita Hours and their Implications for the Technology-Hours Debate
with Neville Francis: w11694

Published: Neville Francis & Valerie A. Ramey, 2009. "Measures of per Capita Hours and Their Implications for the Technology-Hours Debate," Journal of Money, Credit and Banking, Blackwell Publishing, vol. 41(6), pages 1071-1097, 09. citation courtesy of

September 2005Declining Volatility in the U.S. Automobile Industry
with Daniel J. Vine: w11596

Published: Valerie A. Ramey & Daniel J. Vine, 2006. "Declining Volatility in the U.S. Automobile Industry," American Economic Review, American Economic Association, vol. 96(5), pages 1876-1889, December. citation courtesy of

October 2004Why Do Computers Depreciate?
with Michael J. Geske, Matthew D. Shapiro: w10831

Published: Berndt, Ernst and Charles Hulten (eds.) Hard to Measure Goods and Services: Essays in Honor of Zvi Griliches. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2007.

August 2004Why Do Real and Nominal Inventory-Sales Ratios Have Different Trends
with Daniel J. Vine: w10703

Published: Ramey, Valerie A. and Daniel J. Vine. "Why Do Real And Nominal Inventory-Sales Rations Have Different Trends?," Journal of Money, Credit and Banking, 2004, v36(5,Oct), 959-963. citation courtesy of

July 2004The Source of Historical Economic Fluctuations: An Analysis using Long-Run Restrictions
with Neville Francis: w10631
March 2004Tracking the Source of the Decline in GDP Volatility: An Analysis of the Automobile Industry
with Daniel J. Vine: w10384
January 2002Is the Technology-Driven Real Business Cycle Hypothesis Dead?
with Neville Francis: w8726

Published: Francis, Neville and Valerie A. Ramey. "Is The Technology-Driven Real Business Cycle Hypothesis Dead? Shocks And Aggregate Fluctuations Revisited," Journal of Monetary Economics, 2005, v52(8,Nov), 1379-1399.

The Cost Channel of Monetary Transmission
with Marvin J. Barth III
in NBER Macroeconomics Annual 2001, Volume 16, Ben S. Bernanke and Kenneth Rogoff, editors
July 2000Market Responses to Interindustry Wage Differentials
with George J. Borjas: w7799
April 2000The Cost Channel of Monetary Transmission
with Marvin J. Barth III: w7675
April 1999Costly Capital Reallocation and the Effects of Government Spending
with Matthew D. Shapiro: w6283

Published: Carnegie-Rochester Conference Series on Public Policy, vol. 48, 1998, pp. 1 145-194 citation courtesy of

October 1998Displaced Capital
with Matthew D. Shapiro: w6775

Published: Valerie A. Ramey & Matthew D. Shapiro, 2001. "Displaced Capital: A Study of Aerospace Plant Closings," Journal of Political Economy, University of Chicago Press, vol. 109(5), pages 958-992, October.

December 1997Inventories
with Kenneth D. West: w6315

Published:

  • Ramey, Valerie A. & West, Kenneth D., 1999. "Inventories," Handbook of Macroeconomics, in: J. B. Taylor & M. Woodford (ed.), Handbook of Macroeconomics, edition 1, volume 1, chapter 13, pages 863-923 Elsevier.
  • Handbook of Macroeconomics, Taylor, John and Michael Woodford, eds., Amsterdam: North Holland, 1999, Vol.1B

December 1994Cross-Country Evidence on the Link Between Volatility and Growth
with Garey Ramey: w4959

Published: American Economic Review, 85 (December 1995): 1138-1151 citation courtesy of

December 1993Foreign Competition, Market Power and Wage Inequality: Theory and Evidence
with George J. Borjas: w4556

Published: Quarterly Journal of Economics, 110 (November 1995): 1075-1110

March 1993How Important is the Credit Channel in the Transmission of Monetary Policy?
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Published: Carnegie-Rochester Conference Series on Public Policy, Fall 1993 citation courtesy of

February 1993Stochastic Trends and Short-Run Relationships Between Financial Variables and Real Activity
with Toru Konishi, Clive W.J. Granger: w4275
June 1992Output Fluctuations at the Plant Level
with Timothy F. Bresnahan: w4105

Published: Bresnahan, Timothy F. and Valerie A. Ramey. "Output Fluctuations At The Plant Level," Quarterly Journal of Economics, 1994, v109(3), 593-624. citation courtesy of

November 1991Liquidity Constraints and Intertemporal Consumer Optimization: Theory and Evidence From Durable Goods
with Eun Young Chah, Ross M. Starr: w3907

Published: Journal of Money, Credit, and Banking, 27(1): 272-287, (February 1995) citation courtesy of

June 1991Technology Commitment and the Cost of Economic Fluctuations
with Garey Ramey: w3755
The Source of Fluctuations in Money: Evidence From Trade Credit
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Published: Journal of Monetary Economics, 30, November 1992,: 171-193 citation courtesy of

 
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