Nooman Rebei

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The Welfare Implications of Fiscal Dominance

Staff Working Paper 2008-28 Carlos De Resende, Nooman Rebei
This paper studies the interdependence between fiscal and monetary policy in a DSGE model with sticky prices and non-zero trend inflation. We characterize the fiscal and monetary policies by a rule whereby a given fraction k of the government debt must be backed by the discounted value of current and future primary surpluses.

Technology Shocks and Business Cycles: The Role of Processing Stages and Nominal Rigidities

Staff Working Paper 2007-7 Louis Phaneuf, Nooman Rebei
This paper develops and estimates a dynamic general equilibrium model that realistically accounts for an input-output linkage between firms operating at different stages of processing. Firms face technological change which is specific to their processing stage and charge new prices according to stage-specific Calvo-probabilities.

The Macroeconomic Effects of Non-Zero Trend Inflation

Staff Working Paper 2006-34 Robert Amano, Steve Ambler, Nooman Rebei
The authors study the macroeconomic effects of non-zero trend inflation in a simple dynamic stochastic general-equilibrium model with sticky prices.

The Welfare Implications of Inflation versus Price-Level Targeting in a Two-Sector, Small Open Economy

Staff Working Paper 2006-12 Eva Ortega, Nooman Rebei
The authors analyze the welfare implications of simple monetary policy rules in the context of an estimated model of a small open economy for Canada with traded and non-traded goods, and with sticky prices and wages.

Has Exchange Rate Pass-Through Really Declined in Canada?

Staff Working Paper 2005-29 Hafedh Bouakez, Nooman Rebei
Several empirical studies suggest that exchange rate pass-through has declined in recent years in industrialized countries.

Characterization of the Dynamic Effects of Fiscal Shocks in a Small Open Economy

Staff Working Paper 2004-41 Nooman Rebei
The author studies the macroeconomic consequences of discretionary changes in the fiscal policy instruments for Canada.
Content Type(s): Staff Research, Staff Working Papers Topic(s): Economic models, Exchange rates, Fiscal Policy JEL Code(s): E, E3, E32, E6, E62

Optimal Taylor Rules in an Estimated Model of a Small Open Economy

Staff Working Paper 2004-36 Steve Ambler, Ali Dib, Nooman Rebei
The authors compute welfare-maximizing Taylor rules in a dynamic general-equilibrium model of a small open economy.

Why Does Private Consumption Rise After a Government Spending Shock?

Staff Working Paper 2003-43 Hafedh Bouakez, Nooman Rebei
Recent empirical evidence suggests that private consumption is crowded-in by government spending. This outcome violates existing macroeconomic theory, according to which the negative wealth effect brought about by a rise in public expenditure should decrease consumption.

Nominal Rigidities and Exchange Rate Pass-Through in a Structural Model of a Small Open Economy

Staff Working Paper 2003-29 Steve Ambler, Ali Dib, Nooman Rebei
The authors analyze exchange rate pass-through in an estimated structural model of a small open economy that incorporates three types of nominal rigidity (wages and the prices of domestically produced and imported goods) and eight different structural shocks. The model is estimated using quarterly data from Canada and the United States.

The Macroeconomic Effects of Military Buildups in a New Neoclassical Synthesis Framework

Staff Working Paper 2003-12 Alain Paquet, Louis Phaneuf, Nooman Rebei
The authors study the macroeconomic consequences of large military buildups using a New Neoclassical Synthesis (NNS) approach that combines nominal rigidities within imperfectly competitive goods and labour markets. They show that the predictions of the NNS framework generally are consistent with the sign, timing, and magnitude of how hours worked, after-tax real wages, and output actually respond to an upsurge in military purchases.