International monetary co-operation in a world of imperfect information
AbstractThis paper examines the welfare implications of international monetary co-operation using a stylised two-country New Keynesian general equilibrium model of imperfect information. We show that setting a self-oriented monetary policy rule generally leads to welfare gains relative to passive monetary policy even when central banks do not have perfect information about the foreign economy. However, information sharing between central banks in this set-up, by itself, has ambiguous welfare implications. Gains from monetary co-ordination are largest when productivity shocks are negatively correlated across countries.
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Length: 30 pages
Date of creation: Mar 2008
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Policy co-ordination; imperfect information; monetary policy; new open economy macroeconomics.;
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- F41 - International Economics - - Macroeconomic Aspects of International Trade and Finance - - - Open Economy Macroeconomics
- F42 - International Economics - - Macroeconomic Aspects of International Trade and Finance - - - International Policy Coordination and Transmission
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- Cristian Ionescu, 2012. "Incomplete Markets and Financial Instability. The Role of Information," Annals of the University of Petrosani, Economics, University of Petrosani, Romania, vol. 12(1), pages 141-150.
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