The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics

2018 Edition
| Editors: Macmillan Publishers Ltd

News Shocks

  • Nir JaimovichEmail author
Reference work entry


News shocks are shocks that are useful for predicting future fundamentals but do not affect current fundamentals. While the idea of “news shocks” as a driver of economic fluctuations has been present since the early work on business cycles it had been formalized and assessed in the last decade. This entry discusses both the theoretical impact of news shocks on the economy and their empirical relevance for business cycles.


Business cycles Shocks Information 

JEL Classification

E13 E20 E32 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of ZurichDepartment of EconomicsZurichSwitzerland

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  • Garett Jones

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