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Financial shocks and the maturity of the monetary policy rate

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  • Gerlach-Kristen, Petra
  • Rudolf, Barbara

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Monetary policy is typically formulated with a very short-term interest rate, while longer rates matter in the transmission mechanism. We show that financial market shocks impact less on the macroeconomy if policy is set with a longer rate.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Economics Letters.

Volume (Year): 107 (2010)
Issue (Month): 3 (June)
Pages: 333-337

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Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolet:v:107:y:2010:i:3:p:333-337

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Keywords: Monetary policy framework Maturity of the policy interest rate Financial shocks Three-month libor;

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  1. Petra Gerlach-Kristen & Barbara Rudolf, 2010. "Macroeconomic and interest rate volatility under alternative monetary operating procedures," BIS Working Papers 319, Bank for International Settlements.
  2. Jones, Callum & Kulish, Mariano, 2013. "Long-term interest rates, risk premia and unconventional monetary policy," Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, Elsevier, vol. 37(12), pages 2547-2561.
  3. Ebru Yuksel & Kývýlcým Metin Ozcan & Ozan Hatipoglu, 2012. "A Survey on Time Varying Parameter Taylor Rule: A Model Modified with Interest Rate Pass Through," Working Papers 2012/08, Bogazici University, Department of Economics.
  4. Tomáš HERYÁN & Daniel STAVÁREK, 2010. "How Related are Interbank and Lending Interest Rates? Evidence on Selected European Union Countries," European Financial and Accounting Journal, University of Economics, Prague, vol. 2010(3), pages 42-55.
  5. Heryan, Tomas & Stavarek, Daniel, 2010. "How related are interbank and lending interest rates? Evidence on selected EU countries," MPRA Paper 27276, University Library of Munich, Germany.

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