Robert King

Department of Economics
Boston University
270 Bay State Road
Boston, MA 02215
Tel: 617/353-5941

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NBER Program Affiliations: EFG
NBER Affiliation: Research Associate
Institutional Affiliation: Boston University

NBER Working Papers and Publications

June 2013The Great Inflation Drift
with Marvin Goodfriend
in The Great Inflation: The Rebirth of Modern Central Banking, Michael D. Bordo and Athanasios Orphanides, editors
April 2010Comment on "Noisy Business Cycles"
in NBER Macroeconomics Annual 2009, Volume 24, Daron Acemoglu, Kenneth Rogoff and Michael Woodford, editors
April 2009The Great Inflation Drift
with Marvin Goodfriend: w14862
March 2006Discretionary Policy and Multiple Equilibria

Published: King, Robert G. "Discretionary Policy And Multiple Equilibria," FRB Richmond - Economic Quarterly, 2006, v92(1,Winter), 1-15. citation courtesy of

August 2005The Incredible Volcker Disinflation
with Marvin Goodfriend: w11562

Published: Goodfriend, Marvin and Robert G. King. "The Incredible Volcker Disinflation," Journal of Monetary Economics, 2005, v52(5,Jul), 981-1015. citation courtesy of

June 2005Fiscal Externalities and Optimal Taxation in an Economic Community
with Marianne Baxter
in NBER International Seminar on Macroeconomics 2005, Jeffrey A. Frankel and Christopher Pissarides, editors
Comment on "Globalization and Disinflation: The Efficiency Channel"
in NBER International Seminar on Macroeconomics 2005, Jeffrey A. Frankel and Christopher Pissarides, editors
September 2003Partial Adjustment without Apology
with Julia K. Thomas: w9946

Published: Robert G. King & Julia K. Thomas, 2006. "Partial Adjustment Without Apology," International Economic Review, Department of Economics, University of Pennsylvania and Osaka University Institute of Social and Economic Research Association, vol. 47(3), pages 779-809, 08. citation courtesy of

August 2003Monetary Discretion, Pricing Complementarity and Dynamic Multiple Equilibria
with Alexander L. Wolman: w9929


December 2002Optimal Monetary Policy
with Aubhik Khan, Alexander L. Wolman: w9402

Published: Aubhik Khan & Robert G. King & Alexander L. Wolman, 2003. "Optimal Monetary Policy," Review of Economic Studies, Blackwell Publishing, vol. 70(4), pages 825-860, October. citation courtesy of

August 2001Pricing, Production and Persistence
with Michael Dotsey: w8407

Published: Michael Dotsey & Robert G. King, 2006. "Pricing, Production, and Persistence," Journal of the European Economic Association, MIT Press, vol. 4(5), pages 893-928, 09. citation courtesy of

The Case for Price Stability
with Marvin Goodfriend: w8423
January 2001The Role of International Investment in a Privatized Social Security System
with Marianne Baxter
in Risk Aspects of Investment-Based Social Security Reform, John Y. Campbell and Martin Feldstein, editors
February 2000Resuscitating Real Business Cycles
with Sergio T. Rebelo: w7534


  • Published as "Real Business Cycles and the Test of the Adelmans", Journal of Monetary Economics, Vol. 33, no. 2 (1994): 405-438.
  • King, Robert G. & Rebelo, Sergio T., 1999. "Resuscitating real business cycles," Handbook of Macroeconomics, in: J. B. Taylor & M. Woodford (ed.), Handbook of Macroeconomics, edition 1, volume 1, chapter 14, pages 927-1007 Elsevier.

January 1999What Should the Monetary Authority Do When Prices Are Sticky?
with Alexander L. Wolman
in Monetary Policy Rules, John B. Taylor, editor
January 1997The New Neoclassical Synthesis and the Role of Monetary Policy
with Marvin Goodfriend
in NBER Macroeconomics Annual 1997, Volume 12, Ben S. Bernanke and Julio J. Rotemberg
March 1996Inflation Targeting in a St. Louis Model of the 21st Century
with Alexander L. Wolman: w5507


July 1995Nontraded Goods, Nontraded Factors, and International Non-Diversification
with Marianne Baxter, Urban J. Jermann: w5175

Published: Journal of International Economics, Vol. 44, no. 2 (April 1998): 211-229. citation courtesy of

February 1995Measuring Business Cycles Approximate Band-Pass Filters for Economic Time Series
with Marianne Baxter: w5022

Published: Baxter, Marianne and Robert G. King. "Measuring Business Cycles: Approximate Band-Pass Filters For Economic Time Series," Review of Economics and Statistics, 1999, v81(4,Nov), 575-593. citation courtesy of

March 1994Policy, Technology Adoption, and Growth
with William Easterly, Ross Levine, Sergio Rebelo: w4681

Published: Economic Growth and the Structure of Long Term Development, Luigi L. Pasinetti and Robert M. Solow, eds. St. Martin's Press, 1994.

September 1992Testing Long Run Neutrality
with Mark W. Watson: w4156

Published: Economic Quarterly, Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, Summer 1997, vol. 83, no.3, p. 69-101. citation courtesy of

April 1990Public Policy and Economic Growth: Developing Neoclassical Implications
with Sergio Rebelo: w3338

Published: Journal of Political Economy 98, October 1990, No. 5 part 2 5126-5150 citation courtesy of

November 1989Real Business Cycles and the Test of the Adelmans
with Charles I. Plosser: w3160


Transitional Dynamics and Economic Growth in the Neoclassical Model
with Sergio T. Rebelo: w3185

Published: American Economic Review, vol. 83, no. 4, p. 908-931, Sept. 1993 citation courtesy of

April 1987Stochastic Trends and Economic Fluctuations
with Charles I. Plosser, James H. Stock, Mark W. Watson: w2229

Published: The American Economic Review, Vol. 81 No. 4, pp. 819-840, (September 1991). citation courtesy of

March 1984Banking and Insurance
with Joseph G. Haubrich: w1312

Published: Haubrich, Joseph G. & King, Robert G., 1990. "Banking and insurance," Journal of Monetary Economics, Elsevier, vol. 26(3), pages 361-386, December. citation courtesy of

November 1983Deep Structral Excavation? A Critique of Euler Equation Methods
with Peter M. Garber: t0031
October 1983Sticky Prices, Money and Business Fluctuations
with Joseph G. Haubrich: w1216

Published: Journal of Money, Credit and Banking, Vol. 23, no. 2 (1991): 243-259. citation courtesy of

August 1983The Implications of an Endogenous Money Supply for Monetary Neutrality
with Bharat Trehan: w1175

Published: King, Robert G. and Bharat Trehan. "Money: Endogeneity and Neutrality." Journal of Monetary Economics, (November 1984).

May 1983Monetary Instruments and Policy Rules in a Rational Expectations Environment
with Michael Dotsey: w1114

Published: Dotsey, Michael and Robert G. King. "Monetary Instruments and Policy Rulesin a Rational Expectations Environment." Journal of Monetary Economics, Vol. 12, No. 3, (September 1983), pp. 357-382. citation courtesy of

May 1982Time-Separable Preference and Intertemporal-Substitution Models of Business Cycles
with Robert J. Barro: w0888

Published: Barro, Robert J. and Robert G. King. "Time-Separable Preferences and Intertemporal-Substitution Models of Business Cycles." Quarterly Journal of Economics, Vol. 99, No. 4, (November 1984), pp. 817- 839. citation courtesy of

February 1982The Behavior of Money, Credit, and Prices in a Real Business Cycle
with Charles I. Plosser: w0853

Published: King, Robert G. and Charles I. Plosser. "Money, Credit, and Prices in a Real Business Cycle." The American Economic Review, Vol. 74, No. 3, (June 1984), pp. 363-380.

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