## Monday, October 10, 2011

### Sims and Sargent

Minnesota Rules (that's where I live)! My favorite Sargent paper shows a model where even when inflation is a strictly monetary phenomenon, inflation it is really, in the long run, a fiscal phenomenon.

Chris Sims--who I've mentioned several times on this blog--is here. He basically destroyed interest in large-scale-macro-models, at least for anyone graduating subsequent to his seminal papers.

They will certainly help increase the Nobel Laureate signal/noise ratio, which currently is on par with those 'anarchists for big government' protesters. Though Sargent is, fundamentally, a macroeconomist, which means he says many silly things.

#### 1 comment:

Rajat said...

How would Sargent explain Japan oer the last two decades?