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Three Essays in Empirical Macroeconomics
This thesis comprises three self-contained chapters that each contributes new insights to this field of empirical macroeconomics.<br /> Chapter 1 examines the role of shocks to consumer misperceptions in explaining ...
Heterogeneity in Household Portfolios and its Implication for Fiscal and Monetary Policy
A household's portfolio generally consists of non-tradable and tradable assets. The most important non-tradable asset is human capital. It is the primary source of income for most households and at the same time subject ...
Essays in International Macroeconomics
What are the conditions for a well-functioning currency union? Since the 1960s', there has been a long stream of literature dedicated to this question. Through studying the historical fixed exchange rate regime of the Gold ...
Essays on Monetary Policy Interactions with Fiscal Policy and Financial Markets
This dissertation aims at contributing to the literature investigating the positive and normative framework for monetary policy. It provides an assessment of macroeconomic (i.e. monetary and to some extent also fiscal) ...