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International experiences with unconventional central bank instruments

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  • Kristóf Lehmann

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    (Magyar Nemzeti Bank (central bank of Hungary))

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    This article provides an overview of international experiences with the use of unconventional central bank instruments. The application of unconventional instruments may be justified by the existence of financial market friction, turmoil, failure or constraint, when instruments that change the size and/or composition of central bank balance sheets may be more efficient in achieving monetary policy objectives than traditional interest rate policy.

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    Article provided by Magyar Nemzeti Bank (the central bank of Hungary) in its journal MNB Bulletin.

    Volume (Year): 7 (2012)
    Issue (Month): 2 (June)
    Pages: 24-30

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    Handle: RePEc:mnb:bullet:v:7:y:2012:i:1:p:24-30

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    Keywords: monetary policy; unconventional instruments; financial intermediation;

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    1. Dániel Felcser & Kristóf Lehmann, 2012. "The Fed’s inflation target and the background of its announcement," MNB Bulletin, Magyar Nemzeti Bank (the central bank of Hungary), vol. 7(3), pages 28-37, October.

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