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Publisher : Elsevier - Science Direct (الزویر - ساینس دایرکت)
Journal : Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, Volume 40, March 2014, Pages 46–66
Empirical literature documents that unexpected changes in the nominal interest rates have a significant effect on real stock prices: a 100-basis point increase in the nominal interest rate is associated with an immediate decrease in broad real stock indices that may range from 2.2 to 9%, followed by a gradual decay as real stock prices revert towards their long-run expected value. We assess the ability of a general equilibrium New Keynesian asset-pricing model to account for these facts. We consider a production economy with elastic labor supply, staggered price and wage setting, as well as time-varying risk aversion through habit formation. We find that the model predicts a stock market response to policy shocks that matches empirical estimates, both qualitatively and quantitatively. Our findings are robust to a range of variations and parametrizations of the model.
The reaction of the stock market to monetary policy shocks has been the subject of much empirical research in the last 10–15 years. In particular, this literature documents that an unexpected change in the nominal interest rates has significant and persistent effects on real stock prices. Papers focusing on the instant stock market response to such a shock report that a normalized 100-basis points increase in the Fed funds rate is associated with an immediate decrease in broad US stock indices that ranges from 2.2 to 9%, depending on the sample and estimation method being used (e.g. Craine and Martin, 2003, Rigobon and Sack, 2004, Bernanke and Kuttner, 2005 and Bjørnland and Leitemo, 2009). Moreover, various authors document the dynamic effects of policy shocks and report a gradual mean reversion of real stock prices and returns following the shock (e.g. Lastrapes, 1998, Rapach, 2001 and Neri, 2004). Such estimated reactions of the stock market to policy shocks are of potential interest for researchers in macro-finance for two reasons. First, they convey important information on the transmission channels of monetary policy, since policy shocks affect financial variables immediately, while they only have delayed effects on macroeconomic variables. Second, these estimates provide raw stylized facts against which the quantitative predictions of alternative theoretical frameworks can be evaluated. The present paper has two goals. First, we assess the ability of a standard New Keynesian asset-pricing model to account for the impact and dynamic adjustment of the stock market following a nominal interest rate shock. Second, we use the model to disentangle the economic channels that may jointly contribute to the observed stock-price multiplier. The decomposition that we propose is motivated by the following simple observation. Stock prices are the expected discounted value of future dividends, hence they respond to nominal interest rate shocks because the latter affect the course of dividends and/or that of discount rates, i.e. the entire term structure. Since the discount rate can in turn be decomposed into a riskless rate and a risk premium, we ultimately end up with three potential channels, namely dividend, riskless rate and risk premium, via which policy shocks may affect stock prices. Our general-equilibrium framework thus makes the necessary assumptions for all these three channels to be operative and potentially affects stock prices. First and foremost, a surprise increase in the nominal interest rate directly affects the real risk-free rates under the assumption that nominal prices are sticky. This directly raises the rate at which future dividends are discounted, so the risk-free rate channel contributes to take stock prices down after the policy shock. Another implication of rising real interest rates is that they affect intertemporal substitution, as summarized by the consumption Euler equation, so that current aggregate demand falls. In our New Keynesian framework, firms are in a monopolistically competitive environment and the fall in aggregate demand affects profits and ultimately paid out dividends, in two conflicting ways. First, it directly impact sales, which consequently reduces profits. Second, firms respond to the shock by producing less, which exerts a downward pressure on the equilibrium wage and thereby on the marginal cost that all firms face. This indirect, general-equilibrium effect contributes to an increase in profits. As we show, when wages are fully flexible and for standard parameter values, the general equilibrium effect dominates the direct effect, implying that dividends counterfactually rise after an increase in the policy rate. However, we show that a plausible level of nominal wage stickiness mutes down the general-equilibrium effect sufficiently to make the direct effect on sales dominate. Hence, profits and dividends fall after an increase in the policy rate, so that the dividend channel also contributes to a reduction in stock prices after the shock. 1 Finally, in addition to changes in the risk-free rate, changes in risk premia or expected excess returns may also affect the discount rate and thus contribute to variations in stock prices and ex post returns (see, e.g. Campbell and Shiller, 1988, Campbell, 2003 and Bernanke and Kuttner, 2005). We therefore introduce an active role for time-varying risk premia in the stock market reaction to policy shocks, by assuming that households form consumption habits, with a specification for habit formation that generates time-variations in households' risk aversion. Our utility specification implies that risk aversion and the implied risk premia are countercyclical. Hence, the risk aversion channel concurs with the risk-free rate and dividend channels in taking stock prices down after the shock. We establish our basic results in two steps. First, we solve the full model with a third-order perturbation method that preserves time-variations in risk premia (as in, e.g. Rudebusch and Swanson, 2012).2 Using a standard parameterization, we find that the predicted stock price and ex post return multipliers are well inside the range of available empirical estimates. Moreover these numbers are broadly robust to a variety of parametrizations, and variations of the model including one that allows for capital accumulation. Our results thus suggest that the baseline New Keynesian model provides a plausible general equilibrium explanation for the observed stock market reaction to monetary policy shocks. In a second step, we use the model to quantitatively measure the contributions of the three channels discussed above to the overall stock-price multiplier. This cannot be done with the third-order approximation used to compute the overall multiplier, because the non-linearities involved make it hard to disentangle and isolate the contribution of each of the potential channels for the transmission of shocks. We thus propose a hybrid of the log-linear log-normal approach that allows us to express real stock prices as a linear function of future dividends, real interest rates and time-varying risk aversion, in the spirit of Campbell and Shiller (1988). The method is based on a log-linear approximation of the stochastic discount factor that makes it possible to track time-variations in risk aversion along the business cycle. This method yields stock price and return multipliers that are almost identical to those produced using a third-order approximation to the model, whilst allowing for an analytical breakdown of the three channels that contribute to the overall multiplier. Our work relates to various strands of the literature. We have already mentioned the empirical papers on which our quantitative investigation is based (more details are provided in Section 2). Of course, there is also a long tradition in assessing the asset pricing implications of dynamic macroeconomic models, particularly within the Real Business Cycle tradition (see, for example, Jermann, 1998, Boldrin et al., 2001 and Lettau, 2003). Within the New Keynesian tradition, Blanchard (1981) and Svensson (1986) provide early theoretical analyses of the stock market response to a monetary shock using rational expectations models with sticky goods prices and flexible asset prices. Some papers have studied the implications of sticky prices and non-neutral monetary policy for the shape and business cycle properties of the yield curve (e.g. Rudebusch and Swanson, 2009, Rudebusch and Wu, 2008, Doh, 2009, Bekaert et al., 2010 and Amisano and Tristani, forthcoming). Some more recent theoretical contributions that broadly analyze positive questions regarding asset prices in New Keynesian settings include Milani (2008), Li and Palomino (2009), Wei (2009), De Paoli et al. (2010), Castelnuovo and Nisticò (2010), Nisticò (2012). The major difference between our paper and these is that we provide an analytical decomposition of the effects of monetary shocks on real stock prices into three distinct channels of transmission. Moreover, Bhamra et al. (2011) study the implications of nominal rigidities in the value of firms debt for the way corporate bond spreads respond to monetary policy shocks. Finally, to the extent in which nominal interest rate shocks can be broadly viewed as generating uncertainty about monetary policy, our paper contributes to the literature of the effects of uncertainty about government policies on the stock market; for example see Sialm (2006) and Pastor and Veronesi (2012). The rest of the paper is organized as follows. Section 2 summarizes the available evidence on the stock market reaction to monetary policy shocks. Section 3 introduces the basic New Keynesian model with a stock market. Section 4 presents the parametrization and results. In Section 5 we explain and then implement the solution procedure we use to compute and decompose the stock-price multiplier. Section 6 evaluates the robustness of our baseline results as we alter, one by one, its key underlying assumptions. In Section 7 we summarize our findings and provide some concluding remarks.
نتیجه گیری انگلیسی
The motivation behind our work comes from recent literature that documents the effects of unexpected monetary policy on the stock market. We ask and assess whether a basic DSGE model with New Keynesian features can account for the now well documented response of the stock market to changes in the nominal interest rate by the Central Bank, both qualitatively and quantitatively. The model we considered is the simplest possible version of a New Keynesian framework that may have the ability to explain such facts: building on the basic New Keynesian model of Woodford (2003), we assumed that both prices and wages were sticky (with sticky wages ensuring that dividends are procyclical) and that households formed consumption habits (so that risk aversion was time-varying). The model was then augmented in a natural way with a financial market, which we analyzed in detail in order to address our asset pricing questions. The model was then parameterized in line with the business cycle literature, i.e. so that it generated commonly accepted dynamics for the main macroeconomic aggregates. Our findings can be summarized as follows. On one hand, the model succeeds in matching the main empirical fact that we wish to capture, i.e. the instantaneous response of the stock market to a surprise increase in the Fed funds rate and this result is robust to simple variations and parametrizations of the model. On the other hand, when attempting to break down the impact of unexpected monetary policy on the stock price to the three relevant channels (i.e. dividends, real interest rates and ex-ante excess returns), we find the relative contribution of real interest rates to the total impact on real stock prices to be larger than what some empirical studies have documented. We attribute this to (i) the slow mean reversion of real interest rates predicted by New Keynesian models and (ii) the smoothness of the endogenous consumption process under habit formation. What can we learn from this analysis? First, we propose a mechanism for generating this interesting asset pricing fact in the context of a general equilibrium business cycle model. Given the general difficulty in reconciling the business cycle and asset pricing literatures, we believe that our paper goes a rather long way in understanding the links and interactions between monetary policy and the stock market. Our analysis thus provides a platform for further research that would seek to improve our understanding of how different factors may affect these links. Second, an interesting by-product of our analysis is that the methodology for deriving present value expressions for the asset prices preserves some of the valuable second order information that is usually lost when linearizing dynamic systems. Although the methodology described here is particular to our New Keynesian framework, we conjecture that it can be easily applied to other settings.