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Comportement du banquier central en environnement incertain

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  • Sahuc, Jean-Guillaume
  • Avouyi-Dovi, Sanvi

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Central Banker’s Behaviour in an Uncertain EnvironmentSeveral recent papers are devoted to the examination of the central banker’s behaviour in an uncertain economic environment. This paper proposes, from a central banker’s point of view, a synthesis of the main sources of uncertainty as well as an illustration of their effects within an analytical framework. In particular, it shows that depending on the type of uncertainty and the choice of the selected loss function, the recommendations for monetary policy can be noticeably different. Retaining an ad hoc loss function – discretionary choice – in place of an endogenous loss function – choice consistent with the structural parameters – can involve considerable welfare losses.

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Paper provided by Paris Dauphine University in its series Economics Papers from University Paris Dauphine with number 123456789/5490.

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Date of creation: 2009
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Publication status: Published in Revue d'économie politique, 2009, Vol. 119, no. 1. pp. 119-142.Length: 23 pages
Handle: RePEc:dau:papers:123456789/5490

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Keywords: Politique monétaire; incertitude; modèle macroéconomique; Monetary policy; Uncertainty; Macroeconomic Model;

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  1. Fève, P. & Matheron, J. & Sahuc, J-G., 2009. "Minimum Distance Estimation and Testing of DSGE Models from Structural VARs," Working papers 245, Banque de France.
  2. Monfort, A., 2009. "Optimal Portfolio Allocation under Asset and Surplus VaR Constraints," Working papers 251, Banque de France.

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