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Inflation Dynamics in a Small Open Economy Model Under Inflation Targeting: Some Evidence From Chile

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  • Marco del Negro
  • Frank Schorfheide

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The paper estimates a small open economy DSGE model, specified along the lines of Galí and Monacelli (REStud 2005) and Lubik and Schorfheide (JME 2007), on Chilean data for the full inflation targeting period (1999-2007). We study the specification of the policy rule followed by the Central Bank, the dynamic response of inflation to domestic and external shocks, and how these dynamics change under different policy parameters. We use the DSGE-VAR methodology (Del Negro and Schorfheide 2007) to assess the robustness of the conclusions to the presence of model misspecification.

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Paper provided by Central Bank of Chile in its series Working Papers Central Bank of Chile with number 486.

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Handle: RePEc:chb:bcchwp:486

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  1. Jordi Gal� & Tommaso Monacelli, 2005. "Monetary Policy and Exchange Rate Volatility in a Small Open Economy," Review of Economic Studies, Oxford University Press, vol. 72(3), pages 707-734.
  2. Marco Del Negro & Frank Schorfheide, 2008. "Forming Priors for DSGE Models (and How it Affects the Assessment of Nominal Rigidities)," NBER Working Papers 13741, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
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Cited by:
  1. Martin Fukac & Adrian Pagan, 2009. "Structural macro-wconometric modelling in a policy environment," Reserve Bank of New Zealand Discussion Paper Series DP2009/16, Reserve Bank of New Zealand.
  2. Luis Catão & Adrian Pagan, 2010. "The Credit Channel and Monetary Transmission in Brazil and Chile: A Structured VAR Approach," NCER Working Paper Series 53, National Centre for Econometric Research.
  3. Lees, Kirdan & Matheson, Troy & Smith, Christie, 2011. "Open economy forecasting with a DSGE-VAR: Head to head with the RBNZ published forecasts," International Journal of Forecasting, Elsevier, vol. 27(2), pages 512-528, April.

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