# Interpreting Volatility Shocks as Preference Shocks

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This paper examines the relationship between volatility shocks and preference shocks in an analytically tractable endogenous growth model with recursive preferences and stochastic volatility. I show that there exists an explicit mapping between volatility shocks and preference shocks, and a rise in volatility generates the same impulse responses of macroeconomic aggregates as a negative preference shock.

JEL Code(s): E, E2, E3

DOI: https://doi.org/10.34989/swp-2016-45