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Anticipation and Surprises in Central Bank Interest Rate Policy: The Case of the Bundesbank

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  • Daniel C. Hardy

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    Market reaction to a change in official interest rates will depend on the extent to which the change is anticipated, and on how it is interpreted as a signal of future policy. In this paper, a technique is developed to separate the anticipated and unanticipated components of such changes, and applied to estimate the response of euro--deutsche mark interest rates to adjustments in the Bundesbank's Lombard and discount rates.

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    Article provided by Palgrave Macmillan in its journal Staff Papers - International Monetary Fund.

    Volume (Year): 45 (1998)
    Issue (Month): 4 (December)
    Pages: 647-671

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    Handle: RePEc:pal:imfstp:v:45:y:1998:i:4:p:647-671

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    3. Daniel L. Thornton, 2000. "The relationship between the federal funds rate and the Fed's federal funds rate target: is it open market or open mouth operations?," Working Papers 1999-022, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis.
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    5. Jonathan Coppel & Ellis Connolly, 2003. "What Do Financial Market Data Tell Us about Monetary Policy Transparency?," RBA Research Discussion Papers rdp2003-05, Reserve Bank of Australia.

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