Sebastian Schmidt - personal webpage

   
    
    Contact Information:                        
    European Central Bank
    Monetary Policy Research Division
    60640 Frankfurt

    Email: Sebastian.Schmidt@ecb.int
 




I am an Economist in the Monetary Policy Research Division of the European Central Bank.


RESEARCH
 
Working Papers:

"Conservatism and Liquidity Traps," with Taisuke Nakata

"Fiscal Activism and the Zero Nominal Interest Rate Bound," revision invited by the Journal of Money, Credit and Banking


"Comparing fiscal multipliers across models and countries in Europe," with J. Kilponen, M. Pisani, V. Corbo, T. Hledik, J. Hollmayr, S. Hurtado, P. Júlio, D. Kulikov, M. Lemoine, M. Lozej, H. Lundvall, J. Maria, B. Micallef, D. Papageorgiou, J. Rysanek, D. Sideris, C. Thomas and G. De Walque


Publications:

"Dealing with a Liquidity Trap when Government Debt Matters: Optimal Time-Consistent Monetary and Fiscal Policy," with Matthias Burgert, Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, 47, 282-299, October 2014. [ECB Research Bulletin No. 21]
 
"Optimal Monetary and Fiscal Policy with a Zero Bound on Nominal Interest Rates," Journal of Money, Credit and Banking, 45(7), 1335-1350, October 2013. [Online Appendix]

"The New Keynesian Approach to Dynamic General Equilibrium Modeling: Models, Methods, and Macroeconomic Policy Evaluation," with Volker Wieland, in: P.B. Dixon and D.W. Jorgenson (eds.), Handbook of Computable General Equilibrium Modeling, Vol. 1, Elsevier, North-Holland, 2013.
 
"A New Comparative Approach to Macroeconomic Modeling and Policy Analysis," with Volker Wieland, Tobias Cwik, Gernot Mueller and Maik Wolters, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization83(3), 523-541, August 2012.
 
"The Cost Channel, Indeterminacy, and Price-Level versus Inflation Stabilization," The B.E. Journal of MacroeconomicsVol. 11 (Topics), Article 3, January 2011.


Selected discussions:

"Liquidity Traps and Expectation Dynamics: Fiscal Stimulus or Fiscal Austerity?" by J. Benhabib, G. Evans and S. Honkapohja, SNB Research Conference 2013, September 2013. [Discussion slides]