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Monetary Policy Uncertainty and Economic Fluctuations

Drew D. Creal, Jing Cynthia Wu

NBER Working Paper No. 20594
Issued in October 2014, Revised in December 2016

---- Acknowledgments ----

Previously circulated as “Interest Rate Uncertainty and Economic Fluctuations.” We thank Torben Andersen, Peter Christoffersen, Todd Clark, Steve Davis, Marty Eichenbaum, Bjorn Eraker, Jesus Fernandez-Villaverde, Jim Hamilton, Lars Hansen, Steve Heston, Jim Nason, Giorgio Primiceri, Dale Rosenthal, Dora Xia, Lan Zhang, three anonymous referees, and seminar and conference participants at Chicago Booth, Northwestern, UCL, Ohio State, U of Washington, NC State, Cleveland Fed, Illinois, Indiana, Texas A&M, Houston, Bank of England, Bank of Japan, Deutsche Bundesbank, Conference in Honor of James Hamilton, Annual Econometric Society Winter Meetings, ECB workshop on `New techniques and applications of Bayesian VARs', Fifth Risk Management Conference, UCSD alumnae conference, MFA, Midwest Econometrics, CFE. Drew Creal gratefully acknowledges financial support from the William Ladany Faculty Scholar Fund at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. Cynthia Wu gratefully acknowledges financial support from the IBM Faculty Research Fund at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. This paper was formerly titled “Term Structure of Interest Rate Volatility and Macroeconomic Uncertainty” and “Interest Rate Uncertainty and Economic Fluctuations”. The views expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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