Research

Working papers

2020 (March)

Price setting frequency and the Phillips curve
(with Alex Grimaud)

Time-varying price setting frequency of firms explains shifts in the Phillips curve and improves the fit of the New Keynesian model to macro and micro data.

2018 (updated, August 2020)

Endogenously (Non-)Ricardian Beliefs
(with William Branch)

A paper on multiple equilibria featuring both Ricardian and non-Ricardian outcomes that impact inflation dynamics.

2018 (updated, August 2020)

Does One Size Fit All in the Euro Area? Some Counterfactual Evidence.
(with Sergio Destefanis and Matteo Fragetta)

This paper empirically examines whether Euro Area countries would have faced a more favorable inflation output variability tradeoff without the Euro.

2017 (updated, March 2018)

Optimal Constrained Interest-Rate Rules under Heterogeneous Expectations

The paper shows that incorporating heterogeneous expectations in both the design and implementation of optimal monetary policy is welfare improving.

2011

Heterogeneous Expectations, Taylor Rules and the Merit of Monetary Policy Inertia

The paper shows that policy inertia is an effective tool to safeguard the economy against local explosiveness in a model with heterogeneous expectations.

Publications

The Government Spending Multiplier at the Zero Lower Bound: Evidence from the United States (with Mario Di Serio and Matteo Fragetta)

2020. Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, forthcoming.


Automation, Stagnation, and the Implications of a Robot Tax (with Klaus Prettner)

2020. Macroeconomic Dynamics, forthcoming.


Do Heterogeneous Expectations Constitute a Challenge for Policy Interaction?

2018. Macroeconomic Dynamics, 22(8):2107-2140.


Heterogeneous Expectations, Optimal Monetary Policy and the Merit of Policy Inertia

2014. Journal of Money, Credit and Banking, 46(7):1535-1554.


Anticipation, Learning and Welfare: the Case of Distortionary Taxation (with Shoujian Zhang)

2014. Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, 39(C):113-126.


Fiscal Foresight, Limited Information and the Effects of Government Spending Shocks (with Matteo Fragetta)

2014. Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, 76(5):667-692.