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Estimates of the Effectiveness of Monetary Policy

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This paper examines various interest rate rules, as well as policies derived by solving optimal control problems, for their ability to dampen economic fluctuations caused by random shocks. A tax rate rule is also considered. A multicountry econometric model is used for the experiments. The results differ sharply from those obtained using recent models in which the coefficient on inflation in the nominal interest rate rule must be greater than one in order for the economy to be stable.

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Paper provided by Cowles Foundation for Research in Economics, Yale University in its series Cowles Foundation Discussion Papers with number 1298.

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Length: 29 pages
Date of creation: Apr 2001
Date of revision: Jun 2003
Publication status: Published in Journal of Money, Credit and Banking (August 2005), 645-660
Handle: RePEc:cwl:cwldpp:1298

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Keywords: Monetary policy; interest rate rules;

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