Setting Monetary Policy in East Asia: Goals, Developments and Institutions
AbstractThis paper presents a comprehensive and analytical review of monetary policy-making in the East Asian economies since the 1997 financial crisis. Focusing on the three key issues of objectives, instruments and institutional developments, it surveys the recent choice of monetary policy objectives in East Asia. The paper observes that while most central banks in East Asia are striving for price stability, the openness of their economies compels them to focus on exchange rate. Their strategies, however, vary from using effective exchange rate as an operating target, to adoption of inflation targeting and fixed exchange rate with selective capital controls. On central bank independence, the paper concludes that there is very little support for several propositions linking central bank independence with inflation; and that more attention should be given to the balance-sheet independence of central banks.
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Bibliographic InfoThis book is provided by South East Asian Central Banks (SEACEN) Research and Training Centre in its series Occasional Papers with number occ33 and published in 2002.
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- Robert N McCauley, 2001. "Setting Monetary Policy in East Asia: Goals, Developments and Institutions," RBA Annual Conference Volume, in: David Gruen & John Simon (ed.), Future Directions for Monetary Policies in East Asia Reserve Bank of Australia.
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