Modeling the monetary policy reaction function of the colombian central bank
AbstractThis paper proposes a simple Ordered Probit model to analyse the monetary policy reactionfunction of the Colombian Central Bank. There is evidence that the reaction function isasymmetric, in the sense that the Bank increases the Bank rate when the gap between observedinflation and the inflation target (lagged once) is positive, but it does not reduce the Bank rate whenthe gap is negative. This behaviour suggests that the Bank is more interested in fulfilling theannounced inflation target rather than in reducing inflation excessively. The forecasting performanceof the model, both within and beyond the estimation period, appears to be particularly good.
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Monetary policy reaction function; Ordered Probit model; Central Bank independence; Colombia;
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- Jesus Otero & Manuel Ramirez, 2009. "Modelling the monetary policy reaction function of the Colombian Central Bank," Macroeconomics and Finance in Emerging Market Economies, Taylor & Francis Journals, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 2(1), pages 3-11.
- C32 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Multiple or Simultaneous Equation Models; Multiple Variables - - - Time-Series Models; Dynamic Quantile Regressions; Dynamic Treatment Effect Models; Diffusion Processes
- C51 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric Modeling - - - Model Construction and Estimation
- E31 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Prices, Business Fluctuations, and Cycles - - - Price Level; Inflation; Deflation
- E58 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Monetary Policy, Central Banking, and the Supply of Money and Credit - - - Central Banks and Their Policies
- O54 - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economywide Country Studies - - - Latin America; Caribbean
This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:
- NEP-ALL-2008-04-29 (All new papers)
- NEP-CBA-2008-04-29 (Central Banking)
- NEP-MAC-2008-04-29 (Macroeconomics)
- NEP-MON-2008-04-29 (Monetary Economics)
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