Karel Mertens

Federal Reserve Banks - Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas

2200 North Pearl Street

PO Box 655906

Dallas, TX 75265-5906

United States

FRB Dallas

senior economic policy advisor

2200 North Pearl Street

PO Box 655906

Dallas, TX 75265-5906

United States

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Scholarly Papers (24)

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Work from Home Before and after the Covid-19 Outbreak

Number of pages: 20 Posted: 30 Jun 2020 Last Revised: 28 Aug 2021
Alexander Bick, Adam Blandin, Karel Mertens and Karel Mertens
Arizona State University (ASU) - Economics Department, Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) - School of Business and FRB DallasFederal Reserve Banks - Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
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Work from Home Before and after the Covid-19 Outbreak

CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP15000
Number of pages: 74 Posted: 28 Jul 2020 Last Revised: 01 Mar 2021
Alexander Bick, Adam Blandin, Karel Mertens and Karel Mertens
Arizona State University (ASU) - Economics Department, Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) - School of Business and FRB DallasFederal Reserve Banks - Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
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Work from Home Before and After the COVID-19 Outbreak

Number of pages: 71 Posted: 17 Feb 2021
Alexander Bick, Adam Blandin, Karel Mertens and Karel Mertens
Arizona State University (ASU) - Economics Department, Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) - School of Business and FRB DallasFederal Reserve Banks - Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
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working from home, telecommuting, telework, remote work, COVID-19, pandemic

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The Near Term Growth Impact of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

Number of pages: 16 Posted: 27 Jul 2018 Last Revised: 29 Apr 2020
Karel Mertens and Karel Mertens
FRB DallasFederal Reserve Banks - Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
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Fiscal policy, Taxation, Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

Measuring Real Activity Using a Weekly Economic Index

Number of pages: 25 Posted: 14 Apr 2020 Last Revised: 14 Sep 2020
Daniel J. Lewis, Karel Mertens, Karel Mertens, James H. Stock and Mihir Trivedi
Federal Reserve Banks - Federal Reserve Bank of New York, FRB DallasFederal Reserve Banks - Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, Harvard University - Department of Economics and Federal Reserve Banks - Federal Reserve Bank of New York
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weekly economic index, high frequency, measurement of economic activity, forecasting

U.S. Economic Activity During the Early Weeks of the Sars-Cov-2 Outbreak

Number of pages: 16 Posted: 13 Apr 2020 Last Revised: 26 Aug 2021
Daniel J. Lewis, Karel Mertens, Karel Mertens and James H. Stock
Federal Reserve Banks - Federal Reserve Bank of New York, FRB DallasFederal Reserve Banks - Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas and Harvard University - Department of Economics
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Distributional Considerations for Monetary Policy Strategy

Number of pages: 27 Posted: 02 Sep 2020
Laura Feiveson, Nils Gornemann, Julie L. Hotchkiss, Karel Mertens, Karel Mertens and Jae Sim
Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, FRB DallasFederal Reserve Banks - Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas and Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System
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Mobility and Engagement Following the SARS-Cov-2 Outbreak

Number of pages: 21 Posted: 23 May 2020
affiliation not provided to SSRN, affiliation not provided to SSRN, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, affiliation not provided to SSRN, FRB DallasFederal Reserve Banks - Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, Federal Reserve Banks - Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas and Federal Reserve Banks - Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
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Social Distancing Index, Location Data, COVID-19, SARS-Cov-2, Social Distancing and Economic Activity

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The Dynamic Effects of Personal and Corporate Income Tax Changes in the United States: Reply to Jentsch and Lunsford

Number of pages: 18 Posted: 15 Jun 2018 Last Revised: 29 Apr 2020
Karel Mertens, Karel Mertens and Morten O. Ravn
FRB DallasFederal Reserve Banks - Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas and University College London
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Fiscal Policy, structural vector autoregressions, tax shocks

Do Monetary Policy Announcements Shift Household Expectations?

Number of pages: 67 Posted: 09 Sep 2019 Last Revised: 22 Jan 2020
Daniel J. Lewis, Christos Makridis, Karel Mertens and Karel Mertens
Federal Reserve Banks - Federal Reserve Bank of New York, Stanford University and FRB DallasFederal Reserve Banks - Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
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monetary policy shocks, central bank communication, information rigidities, consumer confidence, high-frequency identification

Do Monetary Policy Announcements Shift Household Expectations?

Number of pages: 69 Posted: 11 Feb 2020
Karel Mertens, Karel Mertens, Daniel J. Lewis and Christos Makridis
FRB DallasFederal Reserve Banks - Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, Federal Reserve Banks - Federal Reserve Bank of New York and Stanford University
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central bank communication, consumer con dence, high frequency identi cation, informational rigidities, monetary policy shocks

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High Frequency Data and a Weekly Economic Index during the Pandemic

Number of pages: 9 Posted: 23 Dec 2020
Daniel J. Lewis, Karel Mertens, Karel Mertens, James H. Stock and Mihir Trivedi
Federal Reserve Banks - Federal Reserve Bank of New York, FRB DallasFederal Reserve Banks - Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, Harvard University - Department of Economics and Federal Reserve Banks - Federal Reserve Bank of New York
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weekly economic index, high frequency, measurement of economic activity, forecasting _________________

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Do Monetary Policy Announcements Shift Household Expectations?

Number of pages: 48 Posted: 22 Oct 2019 Last Revised: 29 Apr 2020
Daniel J. Lewis, Christos Makridis, Karel Mertens and Karel Mertens
Federal Reserve Banks - Federal Reserve Bank of New York, Stanford University and FRB DallasFederal Reserve Banks - Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
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Monetary policy shocks, central bank communication, information rigidities, consumer confidence, high frequency identification

Empirical Evidence on the Aggregate Effects of Anticipated and Unanticipated U.S. Tax Policy Shocks

Number of pages: 52 Posted: 24 Aug 2010 Last Revised: 05 Jul 2021
Karel Mertens, Karel Mertens and Morten O. Ravn
FRB DallasFederal Reserve Banks - Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas and European University Institute - Economics Department (ECO)
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Empirical Evidence on the Aggregate Effects of Anticipated and Unanticipated U.S. Tax Policy Shocks

Number of pages: 53 Posted: 26 Aug 2009
Karel Mertens, Karel Mertens and Morten O. Ravn
FRB DallasFederal Reserve Banks - Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas and European University Institute - Economics Department (ECO)
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anticipation effects, business cycles, fiscal policy, tax liabilities

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Empirical Evidence on the Aggregate Effects of Anticipated and Unanticipated US Tax Policy Shocks

National Bank of Belgium Working Paper No. 181
Number of pages: 60 Posted: 24 Sep 2010 Last Revised: 27 Sep 2010
Karel Mertens, Karel Mertens and Morten O. Ravn
FRB DallasFederal Reserve Banks - Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas and European University Institute - Economics Department (ECO)
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policy shocks, tax liabilities, anticipation effects, business cycles

Marginal Tax Rates and Income: New Time Series Evidence

Number of pages: 81 Posted: 29 Jun 2013 Last Revised: 20 Nov 2021
Karel Mertens, Karel Mertens and Jose Montiel Olea
FRB DallasFederal Reserve Banks - Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas and New York University (NYU)
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Marginal Tax Rates and Income: New Time Series Evidence

Number of pages: 69 Posted: 28 Oct 2015
Karel Mertens and Karel Mertens
FRB DallasFederal Reserve Banks - Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
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Fiscal Policy, Income, Income Distribution, Marginal Tax Rates, Tax Changes

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Measuring Real Activity Using a Weekly Economic Index

Number of pages: 31 Posted: 29 Apr 2020 Last Revised: 08 May 2020
Daniel J. Lewis, Karel Mertens, Karel Mertens and James H. Stock
Federal Reserve Banks - Federal Reserve Bank of New York, FRB DallasFederal Reserve Banks - Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas and affiliation not provided to SSRN
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A Narrative Analysis of Mortgage Asset Purchases by Federal Agencies

Number of pages: 164 Posted: 13 Feb 2017 Last Revised: 18 Oct 2021
Andrew Fieldhouse, Karel Mertens and Karel Mertens
Cornell University - Department of Economics and FRB DallasFederal Reserve Banks - Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
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The Macroeconomic Effects of Government Asset Purchases: Evidence from Postwar Us Housing Credit Policy

Number of pages: 87 Posted: 13 Feb 2017 Last Revised: 08 Oct 2021
Andrew Fieldhouse, Karel Mertens, Karel Mertens and Morten O. Ravn
Cornell University - Department of Economics, FRB DallasFederal Reserve Banks - Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas and University College London
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Credit Channels in a Liquidity Trap

Number of pages: 36 Posted: 18 Apr 2011
Karel Mertens, Karel Mertens and Morten O. Ravn
FRB DallasFederal Reserve Banks - Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas and University College London
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collateral constraint, expectations, housing, leverage, liquidity trap

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Fiscal Policy in an Expectations Driven Liquidity Trap

Number of pages: 55 Posted: 26 Jul 2010
Karel Mertens, Karel Mertens and Morten O. Ravn
FRB DallasFederal Reserve Banks - Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas and European University Institute - Economics Department (ECO)
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confidence shocks, fiscal policy, liquidity trap, sunspots

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The Dynamic Effects of Personal and Corporate Income Tax Changes in the United States

Number of pages: 50 Posted: 16 Sep 2011
Karel Mertens, Karel Mertens and Morten O. Ravn
FRB DallasFederal Reserve Banks - Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas and University College London
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fiscal policy, measurement error, narrative identification, tax changes

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Measuring the Impact of Fiscal Policy in the Face of Anticipation: A Structural VAR Approach

Number of pages: 46 Posted: 08 Sep 2009
Karel Mertens, Karel Mertens and Morten O. Ravn
FRB DallasFederal Reserve Banks - Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas and European University Institute - Economics Department (ECO)
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anticipation effects, fiscal policy, structural vector autoregressions

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Technology-Hours Redux: Tax Changes and the Measurement of Technology Shocks

Number of pages: 47 Posted: 24 Aug 2010
Karel Mertens, Karel Mertens and Morten O. Ravn
FRB DallasFederal Reserve Banks - Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas and European University Institute - Economics Department (ECO)
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business cycles, hours worked, tax shocks, technology shocks

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The Aggregate Effects of Anticipated and Unanticipated U.S. Tax Policy Shocks: Theory and Empirical Evidence

Number of pages: 55 Posted: 09 Jun 2008
Karel Mertens, Karel Mertens and Morten O. Ravn
FRB DallasFederal Reserve Banks - Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas and European University Institute - Economics Department (ECO)
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anticipation effects, fiscal policy, structural estimation, tax liabilities

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A Reconciliation of SVAR and Narrative Estimates of Tax Multipliers

Number of pages: 44 Posted: 25 May 2012
Karel Mertens, Karel Mertens and Morten O. Ravn
FRB DallasFederal Reserve Banks - Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas and University College London
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fiscal policy, measurement error, narrative identification, tax changes, vector autoregressions

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Understanding the Aggregate Effects of Anticipated and Unanticipated Tax Policy Shocks

Number of pages: 55 Posted: 17 Nov 2009
Karel Mertens, Karel Mertens and Morten O. Ravn
FRB DallasFederal Reserve Banks - Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas and European University Institute - Economics Department (ECO)
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anticipation effects, fiscal policy, structural estimation, tax liabilities