Benjamin Hunt

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  • Douglas Laxton, Paolo Pesenti, Jaromír Benes, Katerina Mikoková, Jan Vlcek, David +6 others
  • 2003
Canada, Czech National Bank and ECB for many helpful remarks. Finally, we gratefully acknowledge the invaluable support of Michel Juillard and Susanna Mursula in developing the procedures used in the model simulations. The views expressed here are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the position of the International Monetary Fund, the(More)
  • Richard Black, Vincenzo Cassino, Aaron Drew, Eric Hansen, Benjamin Hunt, David Rose +5 others
  • 1997
The views expressed here are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect official positions of the Reserve Bank of New Zealand. This report may not be wholly or partially reproduced without the permission of the Reserve Bank of New Zealand. Contents may be used without restriction provided due acknowledgement is made of the source. Acknowledgements(More)
This paper asks to which extent productivity shocks may account for real exchange rate and trade balance developments in the US in the second half of the 1990s. The analysis is based on a version GEM calibrated to analyze macroeconomic interdependence between the US and the rest of the world. The paper concludes that the Balassa-Samuelson effect of a(More)
The human brain can be divided into multiple areas, each responsible for different aspects of behaviour. Healthy brain function relies upon efficient connectivity between these areas and, in recent years, neuroimaging has been revolutionised by an ability to estimate this connectivity. In this paper we discuss measurement of network connectivity using(More)
1 Simple rules for guiding monetary policy actions have been shown to achieve policy objectives effectively. In many of these simple rules, policy prescriptions depend on the economy's level of potential output. However, potential output is unobservable and is estimated with uncertainty. We examine the effects that this uncertainty has on the stabilisation(More)
1 The significant lags between policy actions and their subsequent impact on prices means that, to achieve their price stability objective, many monetary authorities must base their actions on indicators of future price pressure. One indicator of future price pressure that is often relied on is the output gap, defined as the difference between current(More)
does not necessarily represent IMF views or IMF policy. The views expressed herein should be attributed to the authors and not to the IMF, its Executive Board, or its management. Staff Discussion Notes are published to elicit comments and to further debate.
This Working Paper should not be reported as representing the views of the IMF. The views expressed in this Working Paper are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent those of the IMF or IMF policy. Working Papers describe research in progress by the author(s) and are published to elicit comments and to further debate. Using a variant of the(More)
Informal science institutions (ISIs) are beginning to adopt mobile technology to support interpreters (docents), but not much is known about how to design these supports. One approach to designing technology for new scenarios is participatory design (PD), where end-users are involved as experts in the task domain who can help envision the application of(More)
Ultracold atoms in optical lattices are promising systems to realize and study novel quantum mechanical phases of matter with the control and precision offered by atomic physics. Towards this goal, as important as engineering new states of matter is the need to develop new techniques to probe these systems. I first describe our work on realizing Bragg(More)