The Monetary Policy Transmission Mechanism and Policy Rules in Canada
In: Monetary Policy: Rules and Transmission Mechanisms
AbstractThe inflation-targeting regime in place in Canada requires a clear understanding of the monetary policy transmission mechanism and a way to exploit knowledge of that mechanism in taking policy decisions. This paper discusses the Bank of Canadaâs current view of the monetary policy transmission mechanism in Canada and the internal research on which it is based, as well as some of the Bankâs research on policy rules. The main objectives in the research on various elements of the monetary policy framework at the Bank of Canada is to find practical ways of addressing the major types of uncertainty in formulating monetary policy. Uncertainty has become particularly important as a research and practical issue in recent years with the shift in focus to how to conduct monetary policy in a low and stable inflation environment. The concluding section outlines three steps that experience and research has led staff at the Bank of Canada to identify as helpful to policy makers in dealing with uncertainty and providing a sharper focus to discussions at key meetings on monetary policy.
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This chapter was published in: Norman Loayza & Klaus Schmidt-Hebbel & Norman Loayza (Series Editor) & Klaus Schmidt-Hebbel (Series Editor) (ed.) Monetary Policy: Rules and Transmission Mechanisms, , chapter 13, pages 357-392, 2002.
This item is provided by Central Bank of Chile in its series Central Banking, Analysis, and Economic Policies Book Series with number v04c13pp357-392.
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- David Longworth & Brian O’Reilly, 2000. "The Monetary Policy Transmission Mechanism and Policy Rules in Canada," Working Papers Central Bank of Chile 72, Central Bank of Chile.
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