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Michael Dotsey

Executive Vice President and Director of Research

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Current Working Papers

Publications in Refereed Journals

  • “How Important Is the Currency Denomination of Exports in Open Economy Models?” with Margarida Duarte, Review of Economic Dynamics (January 2017), pp. 1–18.
  • “Interest Rates and Prices in an Inventory Model of Money with Credit,” with Pablo Guerron-Quintana, Journal of Monetary Economics (October 2016), pp. 71–89.
  • “Home Production and Social Security Reform,” with Wenli Li and Fang Yang, European Economic Review (January 2015), pp. 131–150.
  • “Consumption and Time Use Over the Life Cycle,” with Wenli Li and Fang Yang, International Economic Review (July 2014), pp. 665–692.
  • “Nontraded Goods, Market Segmentation, and Exchange Rates,” with Margarida Duarte, Journal of Monetary Economics (September 2008), pp. 1129–1142.
  • “Pricing, Production, and Persistence,” with Robert G. King, Journal of the European Economic Association (September 2006), pp. 893–928.
  • “Implications of State-Dependent Pricing for Dynamic Macroeconomic Models,” with Robert G. King, Journal of Monetary Economics (January 2005), pp. 213–242.
  • “Should a Monetary Policymaker Look at Money?” with Andreas Hornstein, Journal of Monetary Economics (April 2003), pp. 547–579.
  • “The Behavior of the Real Rate of Interest,” with Carl Lantz and Brian Scholl, Journal of Money, Credit and Banking (February 2003), pp. 91–110.
  • “Inflation Uncertainty and Growth in a Cash-in-Advance Economy,” with Pierre-Daniel Sarte, Journal of Monetary Economics (June 2000), pp. 631–657.
  • “State Dependent Pricing and the General Equilibrium Dynamics of Money and Output,” with Robert G. King and Alexander Wolman, Quarterly Journal of Economics (May 1999), pp. 655–690.
  • “On the Welfare Cost of Inflation in General Equilibrium,” with Peter Ireland, Journal of Monetary Economics (February 1996), pp. 29–47.
  • “Liquidity Effects and Transactions Technologies,” with Peter Ireland, Journal of Money, Credit and Banking (November 1995), pp. 1441–1457.
  • “Some Unpleasant Supply Side Arithmetic,” Journal of Monetary Economics (June 1994), pp. 507–524.
  • “How Well Do Linear Approximation Methods Work? The Production Tax Case,” with Ching-Sheng Mao, Journal of Monetary Economics (February 1992), pp. 25–58.
  • “Open Market Operations in Australia: A U.S. Perspective,” Economic Record (September 1991), pp. 243–256.
  • “The Economic Effects of Production Taxes in a Stochastic Growth Model,” American Economic Review (December 1990), pp. 1168–1182.
  • “Monetary Control Under Alternative Operating Procedures,” Journal of Money, Credit and Banking (August 1989), pp. 273–290.
  • “The Demand for Currency in the United States,” Journal of Money, Credit and Banking (February 1988), pp. 22–40.
  • “Monetary Policy, Secrecy, and Federal Funds Rate Behavior,” Journal of Monetary Economics (December 1987), pp. 463–474.
  • “Japanese Monetary Policy, a Comparative Analysis,” Bank of Japan Monetary and Economic Studies (October 1986), pp. 105–127.
  • “Wealth Effects of Open Market Operations and the Consequence for Optimal Monetary Policy,” Journal of Monetary Economics (March 1986), pp. 225–238.
  • “Informational Implications of Interest Rate Rules,” with Robert G. King, American Economic Review (March 1986), pp. 33–42.
  • “The Use of Electronic Funds Transfers to Capture the Effects of Cash Management Practices on the Demand for Demand Deposits: A Note,” Journal of Finance (December 1985), pp. 1493–1504.
  • “Is There an Operational Interest Rate Rule?” American Economic Review (June 1985), pp. 552–556.
  • “Monetary Instruments and Policy Roles in a Rational Expectations Environment,” with Robert G. King, Journal of Monetary Economics (September 1983), pp. 357–382.

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Other Publications

  • “Policy Rule Legislation in Practice” (Commentary), in Central Bank Governance and Oversight Reform, eds. John H. Cochrane and John B. Taylor. Stanford, CA: Hoover Institution Press, 2016, 91–108.
  • “Commitment Versus Discretion in Monetary Policy,” with Charles I. Plosser, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia Annual Report 2007, pp. 4–17.
  • “Implementation of Optimal Monetary Policy,” with Andreas Hornstein, Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond Economic Quarterly (Spring 2006), pp. 113–133.
  • “Structure from Shocks,” Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond Economic Quarterly (Fall 2002), pp. 37–47.
  • “Pitfalls in Interpreting Tests of Backward Looking Pricing in New Keynesian Models,” Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond Economic Quarterly (Winter 2002), pp. 37–50.
  • “Is Money Useful in the Conduct of Monetary Policy?” with Carl Lantz and Lawrence Santucci, Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond Economic Quarterly (Fall 2000), pp. 23–48.
  • “The Importance of Systematic Monetary Policy Economics,” Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond Economic Quarterly (Summer 1999), pp. 41–60.
  • “The Predictive Content of the Interest Rate Term Spread for Future Economic Growth,” Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond Economic Quarterly (Summer 1998), pp. 31–51.
  • “Investing in Equities: Can It Help Social Security?” Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond Economic Quarterly (Fall 1997), pp. 49–69.
  • “Signal Extraction,” in Business Cycles and Depressions, ed. David Glasner. New York: Garland Publishing (1997).
  • “Some Not-So-Unpleasant Monetarist Arithmetic,” Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond Economic Quarterly (Fall 1996), pp. 73–91.
  • “Changing Policy Orientation in the United States,” Monetary Policy in an Integrated World Economy, Kiel Conference Proceedings (1996).
  • “Was the Disinflation of the Early 1980s Anticipated?” with Jed L. DeVaro, Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond Economic Quarterly (Fall 1995), 41–69.
  • “The Rational Expectations Hypothesis of the Term Structure, Monetary Policy, and Time-Varying Term Premia,” with Christopher Otrok, Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond Economic Quarterly (Winter 1995), pp. 65–81.
  • “M2 and Monetary Policy: A Critical Review of the Recent Debate,” with Christopher Otrok, Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond Economic Quarterly (Winter 1994), pp. 41–59.
  • “Oil Shocks, Monetary Policy, and Economic Activity,” with Max Reid, Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond Economic Review (July/August 1992), pp. 14–27.
  • “Monetary Policy and Operating Procedures in New Zealand,” Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond Economic Review (September/October 1991), pp. 13–19.
  • “Reforming Deposit Insurance: Lessons from the Savings and Loan Crisis,” with Anatoli Kuprianov, Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond Economic Review (March/April 1990), pp. 3–28.
    “An Examination of International Trade Data in the 1980s,” Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond Economic Review (March/April 1989), pp. 21–27.
  • “Rational Expectations Business Cycle Models: A Survey,” with Robert G. King, Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond Economic Review (March/April 1988), pp. 3–15.
  • “Rational Expectations and the Business Cycle,” with Robert G. King, in The New Palgrave: A Dictionary of Economic Theory and Doctrine, eds. J. Eatwell, M. Milgate, and P. Newman. London: MacMillan Press, 1987, pp. 302–310.
  • “The Australian Money Market and the Operations of the Reserve Bank of Australia: A Comparative Analysis,” Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond Economic Review (September/October 1987), pp. 19–31.
  • “Japanese Monetary Policy, a Comparative Analysis,” Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond Economic Review (November/December 1986), pp. 12–24.
  • “Controversy over the Federal Budget Deficit: A Theoretical Perspective,” Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond Economic Review (September/October 1985), pp. 3–16.
  • “An Investigation of Cash Management Practices and Their Effects on the Demand for Money,” Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond Economic Review (September/October 1984), pp. 3–12.
  • “An Examination of Implicit Interest Rates on Demand Deposits,” Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond Economic Review (September/October 1983), pp. 3–11.
  • “Money Market Mutual Funds and Monetary Control,” with Steven Englander and John C. Partlan, Federal Reserve Bank of New York Quarterly Review (Winter 1981–82), pp. 9–17.
  • Last update: August 21, 2017