Giovanni Ricco, recipient of the 2024 AEJ Best Paper Awards in Macroeconomics

The American Economic Association announced the list of Award Reciptients for 2024. 

Giovanni Ricco, Professor at Ecole polytechnique, received the annual American Economic Journal (AEJ) Best Paper Awards for his work with Silvia Miranda-Agrippino, Research Economist in the Monetary Policy Division at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and a Research Affiliate in the Monetary Economics and Fluctuations (MEF) programme of the CEPR. The paper was published in 2021, in the American Economic Journal: Macroeconomics, while Giovanni Ricco was a Professor in the Department of Economics at University of Warwick.

The annual American Economic Journal (AEJ) Best Paper Awards highlight the best paper published in each of the American Economic Journals: Applied Economics, Economic Policy, Macroeconomics, and Microeconomics over the last three years. Nominations are provided by AEA members, and winners are selected by the journals’ Boards of Editors. Complimentary full-text articles are available at

The transmission of Monetary Policy Shocks” by Silvia Miranda-Agrippino and Giovanni Ricco – 13(3), (pp. 74-107) July 2021

Commonly used instruments for the identification of monetary policy disturbances are likely to combine the true policy shock with information about the state of the economy due to the information disclosed through the policy action. We show that this signaling effect of monetary policy can give rise to the empirical puzzles reported in the literature, and propose a new high-frequency instrument for monetary policy shocks that accounts for informational rigidities. We find that a monetary tightening is unequivocally contractionary, with deterioration of domestic demand, labor and credit market conditions as well as of asset prices and agents’ expectations.

More information on the article: The Transmission of Monetary Policy Shocks