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Macroeconomic impact of monetary policy shocks: Evidence from recent experience in Thailand

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  • Kubo, Akihiro
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    This paper investigates the monetary transmission mechanism in Thailand, employing a VAR approach. It is found that the Bank of Thailand has leverage over the real interest rate in the short run due to inflation inertia. It is also found that the Thai monetary transmission mechanism has important international dimensions. More specifically, monetary contraction has stronger negative effects on import demand in the short run even though import prices fall.

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    Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Journal of Asian Economics.

    Volume (Year): 19 (2008)
    Issue (Month): 1 (February)
    Pages: 83-91

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    Handle: RePEc:eee:asieco:v:19:y:2008:i:1:p:83-91

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    1. Amara Sriphayak & Sukpinnarat Vongsinsirikul, 2007. "Asset prices and Monetary Policy Transmission in Thailand," Working Papers 2007-09, Economic Research Department, Bank of Thailand.
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    Cited by:
    1. Tomas Havranek & Marek Rusnak, 2012. "Transmission Lags of Monetary Policy: A Meta-Analysis," Working Papers 2012/10, Czech National Bank, Research Department.
    2. Siregar, Reza Yamora & Goo, Siwei, 2009. "Effectiveness and Commitment To Inflation Targeting Policy: Evidences From Indonesia and Thailand," Staff Papers, South East Asian Central Banks (SEACEN) Research and Training Centre, number sp73, June.
    3. Reza Siregar & Siwei Goo, 2008. "Inflation Targeting Policy: The Experiences Of Indonesia And Thailand," CAMA Working Papers 2008-23, Centre for Applied Macroeconomic Analysis, Crawford School of Public Policy, The Australian National University.

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