Monetary Policy, Real Exchange Rate, and the Current Account in a Small Open Economy
AbstractUsing a sticky price model for small open economy this paper compares the consequences of two alternative monetary policies over a set of variables. The baseline case assumes a policy rule for the Central Bank that has inflation forecast and output as a target. The alternative policy is a rule that also includes a target for the real exchange rate. The inclusion of a target for the real exchange rate in the policy reaction function of the Central Bank could be important if the monetary authority is concerned about fluctuations in the current account. The results show that the alternative policy can help to reduce the volatility of the external accounts and in some case it can also help to reduce the volatility of the output gap. However, this policy introduces more volatility in inflation and it also makes the convergence of this variable to its steady state level slower.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Central Bank of Chile in its series Working Papers Central Bank of Chile with number 253.
Date of creation: Dec 2003
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This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:
- NEP-ALL-2004-02-15 (All new papers)
- NEP-IFN-2004-02-15 (International Finance)
- NEP-MAC-2004-02-15 (Macroeconomics)
- NEP-MON-2004-02-15 (Monetary Economics)
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