Karel Mertens

FRB Dallas

senior economic policy advisor

2200 North Pearl Street

PO Box 655906

Dallas, TX 75265-5906

United States

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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Scholarly Papers (28)

1.

Work from Home Before and After the COVID-19 Outbreak

Number of pages: 71 Posted: 17 Feb 2021
Alexander Bick, Adam Blandin, Karel Mertens and Karel Mertens
Federal Reserve Banks - Research Division, Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) - School of Business and FRB DallasFederal Reserve Banks - Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
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working from home, telecommuting, telework, remote work, COVID-19, pandemic

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Work from Home Before and after the Covid-19 Outbreak

FRB of Dallas Working Paper No. 2017
Number of pages: 72 Posted: 30 Jun 2020 Last Revised: 28 Aug 2021
Alexander Bick, Adam Blandin, Karel Mertens and Karel Mertens
Federal Reserve Banks - Research Division, Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) - School of Business and FRB DallasFederal Reserve Banks - Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
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work from home, telecommuting, telework, remote work, COVID-19, pandemic

Work from Home Before and after the Covid-19 Outbreak

CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP15000
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 28 Jul 2020 Last Revised: 27 May 2022
Alexander Bick, Adam Blandin, Karel Mertens and Karel Mertens
Federal Reserve Banks - Research Division, Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) - School of Business and FRB DallasFederal 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 and Karel Mertens
FRB DallasFederal Reserve Banks - Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
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Fiscal policy, Taxation, Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

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Distributional Considerations for Monetary Policy Strategy

FEDS Working Paper No. 2020-73
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 02 Sep 2020
Laura Feiveson, Nils Gornemann, Julie L. Hotchkiss, Karel Mertens, Karel Mertens and Jae Sim
Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, FRB DallasFederal Reserve Banks - Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas and Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System
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Heterogeneous agent New Keynesian models, Representative agent New Keynesian model, Effective lower bound, Inequality, Hand to mouth, Average inflation targeting, price-level targeting

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, Karel Mertens and Karel Mertens
University College London, Stanford University and FRB DallasFederal 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, Karel Mertens, Daniel J. Lewis and Christos Makridis
FRB DallasFederal Reserve Banks - Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, University College London and Stanford University
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central bank communication, consumer con dence, high frequency identi cation, informational rigidities, monetary policy shocks

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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
Daniel J. Lewis, Karel Mertens, Karel Mertens, James H. Stock and Mihir Trivedi
University College London, FRB DallasFederal 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: 24 Feb 2023
Daniel J. Lewis, Karel Mertens, Karel Mertens and James H. Stock
University College London, FRB DallasFederal Reserve Banks - Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas and Harvard University - Department of Economics
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A Robust Test for Weak Instruments with Multiple Endogenous Regressors

FRB of Dallas Working Paper No. 2208
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 23 Jun 2022 Last Revised: 30 Dec 2022
Daniel J. Lewis, Karel Mertens and Karel Mertens
University College London and FRB DallasFederal Reserve Banks - Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
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Instrumental Variables, Weak Instruments Test, Multiple Endogenous Regressors, Heteroskedasticity, Serial Correlation

A Robust Test for Weak Instruments with Multiple Endogenous Regressors

FRB of New York Staff Report No. 1020
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 24 Jun 2022
Daniel J. Lewis, Karel Mertens and Karel Mertens
University College London and FRB DallasFederal Reserve Banks - Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
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instrumental variables, weak instruments test, multiple endogenous regressors, heteroskedasticity, serial correlation

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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, Karel Mertens and Morten O. Ravn
FRB DallasFederal 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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Mobility and Engagement Following the SARS-Cov-2 Outbreak

FRB of Dallas Working Paper No. 2014
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 23 May 2020
affiliation not provided to SSRN, affiliation not provided to SSRN, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, affiliation not provided to SSRN, FRB DallasFederal Reserve Banks - Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, Federal Reserve Banks - Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas and Federal Reserve Banks - Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
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Social Distancing Index, Location Data, COVID-19, SARS-Cov-2, Social Distancing and Economic Activity

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The Returns to Government R&Amp;D: Evidence from U.S. Appropriations Shocks

FRB of Dallas Working Paper No. 2305
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 19 May 2023
Andrew Fieldhouse, Karel Mertens and Karel Mertens
Adam C. Sinn ’00 Department of Finance and FRB DallasFederal Reserve Banks - Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
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government, R&, D, productivity, growth, narrative analysis

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Do Monetary Policy Announcements Shift Household Expectations?

FRB of Dallas Working Paper No. 1906
Number of pages: 67 Posted: 22 Oct 2019 Last Revised: 29 Apr 2020
Daniel J. Lewis, Christos Makridis, Karel Mertens and Karel Mertens
University College London, Stanford University and FRB DallasFederal Reserve Banks - Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
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Monetary policy shocks, central bank communications, information rigidities, consumer confidence, high frequency identification

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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, Karel Mertens and Morten O. Ravn
FRB DallasFederal 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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High Frequency Data and a Weekly Economic Index during the Pandemic

FRB of New York Staff Report No. 954
Number of pages: 9 Posted: 23 Dec 2020
Daniel J. Lewis, Karel Mertens, Karel Mertens, James H. Stock and Mihir Trivedi
University College London, FRB DallasFederal 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 _________________

Dynamic Identification Using System Projections on Instrumental Variables

FRB of Dallas Working Paper No. 2204
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 01 Apr 2022 Last Revised: 22 Jan 2023
Daniel J. Lewis, Karel Mertens and Karel Mertens
University College London and FRB DallasFederal Reserve Banks - Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
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Structural Equations, Instrumental Variables, Impulse Responses, Robust Inferences, Phillips Curve, Inflation Dynamics

Dynamic Identification Using System Projections and Instrumental Variables

CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP17153
Number of pages: 56 Posted: 27 May 2022
Daniel J. Lewis, Karel Mertens and Karel Mertens
University College London and FRB DallasFederal Reserve Banks - Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
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Impulse Responses, inflation dynamics, instrumental variables, Phillips curve, Robust inference, Structural equations

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 Last Revised: 06 Jul 2023
Karel Mertens, Karel Mertens and Morten O. Ravn
FRB DallasFederal 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, Karel Mertens and Morten O. Ravn
FRB DallasFederal 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

Marginal Tax Rates and Income: New Time Series Evidence

NBER Working Paper No. w19171
Number of pages: 81 Posted: 29 Jun 2013 Last Revised: 21 May 2023
Karel Mertens, Karel Mertens and Jose Montiel Olea
FRB DallasFederal 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 and Karel Mertens
FRB DallasFederal 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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Measuring Real Activity Using a Weekly Economic Index

FRB of Dallas Working Paper No. 2011
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 29 Apr 2020 Last Revised: 08 May 2020
Daniel J. Lewis, Karel Mertens, Karel Mertens and James H. Stock
University College London, FRB DallasFederal Reserve Banks - Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas and affiliation not provided to SSRN
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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 Last Revised: 19 Apr 2023
Andrew Fieldhouse, Karel Mertens and Karel Mertens
Adam C. Sinn ’00 Department of Finance and FRB DallasFederal 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: 08 Apr 2023
Andrew Fieldhouse, Karel Mertens, Karel Mertens and Morten O. Ravn
Adam C. Sinn ’00 Department of Finance, FRB DallasFederal Reserve Banks - Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas and University College London
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A Narrative Analysis of Federal Appropriations for Research and Development

FRB of Dallas Working Paper No. 2316
Number of pages: 631 Posted: 28 Dec 2023
Andrew Fieldhouse, Karel Mertens and Karel Mertens
Adam C. Sinn ’00 Department of Finance and FRB DallasFederal Reserve Banks - Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
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narrative analysis, government, R&, D, public investments, fiscal policy

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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, Karel Mertens and Morten O. Ravn
FRB DallasFederal 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, Karel Mertens and Morten O. Ravn
FRB DallasFederal 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, Karel Mertens and Morten O. Ravn
FRB DallasFederal Reserve Banks - Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas and University College London
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fiscal policy, measurement error, narrative identification, tax changes

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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, Karel Mertens and Morten O. Ravn
FRB DallasFederal 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

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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, Karel Mertens and Morten O. Ravn
FRB DallasFederal 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, Karel Mertens and Morten O. Ravn
FRB DallasFederal 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, Karel Mertens and Morten O. Ravn
FRB DallasFederal 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, Karel Mertens and Morten O. Ravn
FRB DallasFederal 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