Karel Mertens

Federal Reserve Banks - Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas

2200 North Pearl Street

PO Box 655906

Dallas, TX 75265-5906

United States

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Work from Home after the Covid-19 Outbreak

FRB of Dallas Working Paper No. 2017
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 30 Jun 2020
Alexander Bick, Adam Blandin and Karel Mertens
Arizona State University (ASU) - Economics Department, Virginia Commonwealth University and Federal Reserve Banks - Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
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COVID-19, working from home, telecommuting, social distancing, employment

Work from Home after the Covid-19 Outbreak

CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP15000
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 28 Jul 2020 Last Revised: 16 Aug 2020
Alexander Bick, Adam Blandin and Karel Mertens
Arizona State University (ASU) - Economics Department, Virginia Commonwealth University and Federal Reserve Banks - Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
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The Near Term Growth Impact of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

FRB of Dallas Working Paper No. 1803
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 27 Jul 2018 Last Revised: 29 Apr 2020
Karel Mertens
Federal Reserve Banks - Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
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Fiscal policy, Taxation, Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

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The Dynamic Effects of Personal and Corporate Income Tax Changes in the United States: Reply to Jentsch and Lunsford

FRB of Dallas Working Paper No. 1805
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 15 Jun 2018 Last Revised: 29 Apr 2020
Karel Mertens and Morten O. Ravn
Federal Reserve Banks - Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas and University College London
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Fiscal Policy, structural vector autoregressions, tax shocks

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Social Distancing Following the SARS-Cov-2 Outbreak

FRB of Dallas Working Paper No. 2014
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 23 May 2020
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Social Distancing Index, Location Data, COVID-19, SARS-Cov-2, Social Distancing and Economic Activity

Do Monetary Policy Announcements Shift Household Expectations?

FRB of New York Staff Report No. 897, September 2019
Number of pages: 67 Posted: 09 Sep 2019 Last Revised: 22 Jan 2020
Daniel J. Lewis, Christos Makridis and Karel Mertens
Federal Reserve Banks - Federal Reserve Bank of New York, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management and Federal Reserve Banks - Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
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monetary policy shocks, central bank communication, information rigidities, consumer confidence, high-frequency identification

Do Monetary Policy Announcements Shift Household Expectations?

CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP14360
Number of pages: 69 Posted: 11 Feb 2020
Karel Mertens, Daniel J. Lewis and Christos Makridis
Federal Reserve Banks - Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, Federal Reserve Banks - Federal Reserve Bank of New York and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management
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central bank communication, consumer con dence, high frequency identi cation, informational rigidities, monetary policy shocks

Empirical Evidence on the Aggregate Effects of Anticipated and Unanticipated U.S. Tax Policy Shocks

NBER Working Paper No. w16289
Number of pages: 52 Posted: 24 Aug 2010
Karel Mertens and Morten O. Ravn
Federal Reserve Banks - Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas and European University Institute - Economics Department (ECO)
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Empirical Evidence on the Aggregate Effects of Anticipated and Unanticipated U.S. Tax Policy Shocks

CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP7370
Number of pages: 53 Posted: 26 Aug 2009
Karel Mertens and Morten O. Ravn
Federal Reserve Banks - Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas and European University Institute - Economics Department (ECO)
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anticipation effects, business cycles, fiscal policy, tax liabilities

Measuring Real Activity Using a Weekly Economic Index

FRB of New York Staff Report No. 920, April 2020
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 14 Apr 2020 Last Revised: 14 Sep 2020
Federal Reserve Banks - Federal Reserve Bank of New York, Federal Reserve Banks - Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, Harvard University - Department of Economics and Federal Reserve Banks - Federal Reserve Bank of New York
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weekly economic index, high frequency, measurement of economic activity, forecasting

U.S. Economic Activity During the Early Weeks of the Sars-Cov-2 Outbreak

NBER Working Paper No. w26954
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 13 Apr 2020 Last Revised: 20 Apr 2020
Daniel J. Lewis, Karel Mertens and James H. Stock
Federal Reserve Banks - Federal Reserve Bank of New York, Federal Reserve Banks - Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas and Harvard University - Department of Economics
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Empirical Evidence on the Aggregate Effects of Anticipated and Unanticipated US Tax Policy Shocks

National Bank of Belgium Working Paper No. 181
Number of pages: 60 Posted: 24 Sep 2010 Last Revised: 27 Sep 2010
Karel Mertens and Morten O. Ravn
Federal Reserve Banks - Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas and European University Institute - Economics Department (ECO)
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policy shocks, tax liabilities, anticipation effects, business cycles

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Do Monetary Policy Announcements Shift Household Expectations?

FRB of Dallas Working Paper No. 1906
Number of pages: 48 Posted: 22 Oct 2019 Last Revised: 29 Apr 2020
Daniel J. Lewis, Christos Makridis and Karel Mertens
Federal Reserve Banks - Federal Reserve Bank of New York, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management and Federal Reserve Banks - Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
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Monetary policy shocks, central bank communication, information rigidities, consumer confidence, high frequency identification

Marginal Tax Rates and Income: New Time Series Evidence

NBER Working Paper No. w19171
Number of pages: 81 Posted: 29 Jun 2013
Karel Mertens and Jose Montiel Olea
Federal Reserve Banks - Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas and New York University (NYU)
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Marginal Tax Rates and Income: New Time Series Evidence

CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP10896
Number of pages: 69 Posted: 28 Oct 2015
Karel Mertens
Federal Reserve Banks - Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
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Fiscal Policy, Income, Income Distribution, Marginal Tax Rates, Tax Changes

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Distributional Considerations for Monetary Policy Strategy

FEDS Working Paper No. 2020-073
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 02 Sep 2020
Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, Federal Reserve Banks - Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas and Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System
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Heterogeneous agent New Keynesian model, Representative agent New Keynesian model, Effective lower bound, Inequality, Hand to mouth, Average inflation targeting, Price-level targeting

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U.S. Economic Activity During the Early Weeks of the SARS-Cov-2 Outbreak

FRB of Dallas Working Paper No. 2011
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 29 Apr 2020
Daniel J. Lewis, Karel Mertens and James H. Stock
Federal Reserve Banks - Federal Reserve Bank of New York, Federal Reserve Banks - Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas and affiliation not provided to SSRN
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Weekly Economic Index, High Frequency, COVID-19, Measurement of Economic Activity

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A Narrative Analysis of Mortgage Asset Purchases by Federal Agencies

NBER Working Paper No. w23165
Number of pages: 164 Posted: 13 Feb 2017
Andrew Fieldhouse and Karel Mertens
Cornell University - Department of Economics and Federal Reserve Banks - Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
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The Macroeconomic Effects of Government Asset Purchases: Evidence from Postwar Us Housing Credit Policy

NBER Working Paper No. w23154
Number of pages: 87 Posted: 13 Feb 2017 Last Revised: 21 Feb 2017
Andrew Fieldhouse, Karel Mertens and Morten O. Ravn
Cornell University - Department of Economics, Federal Reserve Banks - Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas and University College London
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Credit Channels in a Liquidity Trap

CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP8322
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 18 Apr 2011
Karel Mertens and Morten O. Ravn
Federal Reserve Banks - Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas and University College London
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collateral constraint, expectations, housing, leverage, liquidity trap

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Fiscal Policy in an Expectations Driven Liquidity Trap

CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP7931
Number of pages: 55 Posted: 26 Jul 2010
Karel Mertens and Morten O. Ravn
Federal Reserve Banks - Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas and European University Institute - Economics Department (ECO)
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confidence shocks, fiscal policy, liquidity trap, sunspots

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The Dynamic Effects of Personal and Corporate Income Tax Changes in the United States

CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP8554
Number of pages: 50 Posted: 16 Sep 2011
Karel Mertens and Morten O. Ravn
Federal Reserve Banks - Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas and University College London
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fiscal policy, measurement error, narrative identification, tax changes

Measuring the Impact of Fiscal Policy in the Face of Anticipation: A Structural VAR Approach

CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP7423
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 08 Sep 2009
Karel Mertens and Morten O. Ravn
Federal Reserve Banks - Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas and European University Institute - Economics Department (ECO)
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anticipation effects, fiscal policy, structural vector autoregressions

Measuring the Impact of Fiscal Policy in the Face of Anticipation: A Structural VAR Approach

The Economic Journal, Vol. 120, Issue 544, pp. 393-413, May 2010
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 10 May 2010
Karel Mertens and Morten O. Ravn
Federal Reserve Banks - Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas and European University Institute - Economics Department (ECO)
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Technology-Hours Redux: Tax Changes and the Measurement of Technology Shocks

CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP7962
Number of pages: 47 Posted: 24 Aug 2010
Karel Mertens and Morten O. Ravn
Federal Reserve Banks - Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas and European University Institute - Economics Department (ECO)
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business cycles, hours worked, tax shocks, technology shocks

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The Aggregate Effects of Anticipated and Unanticipated U.S. Tax Policy Shocks: Theory and Empirical Evidence

CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP6673
Number of pages: 55 Posted: 09 Jun 2008
Karel Mertens and Morten O. Ravn
Federal Reserve Banks - Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas and European University Institute - Economics Department (ECO)
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anticipation effects, fiscal policy, structural estimation, tax liabilities

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A Reconciliation of SVAR and Narrative Estimates of Tax Multipliers

CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP8973
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 25 May 2012
Karel Mertens and Morten O. Ravn
Federal Reserve Banks - Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas and University College London
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fiscal policy, measurement error, narrative identification, tax changes, vector autoregressions

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Understanding the Aggregate Effects of Anticipated and Unanticipated Tax Policy Shocks

CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP7505
Number of pages: 55 Posted: 17 Nov 2009
Karel Mertens and Morten O. Ravn
Federal Reserve Banks - Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas and European University Institute - Economics Department (ECO)
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anticipation effects, fiscal policy, structural estimation, tax liabilities