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Is monetary policy really neutral in the long-run? Evidence for some emerging and developed economies

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  • Reginaldo Pinto Nogueira

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    (Fundação João Pinheiro, Brazil)

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The traditional economic theory suggests that changes in the money supply or in the interest rates can influence the business cycle, but not the long-run potential output. In other words, monetary policy is neutral over the long-run. In this paper we use some new developments in econometrics to test for the existence of a long-run relationship between the monetary policy instrument used by most Central Banks - short-term interest rates - and real output. Using annual data for 14 emerging and developed countries our results offer overall support for the traditional economic theory.

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Volume (Year): 29 (2009)
Issue (Month): 3 ()
Pages: 2432-2437

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Handle: RePEc:ebl:ecbull:eb-09-00358

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