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The Monetary Transmission Mechanism in Egypt

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  • Rania Al Mashat

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    (Central Bank of Egypt)

  • Andreas Billmeier

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    (International Monetary Fund)

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This paper examines the monetary transmission mechanism in Egypt against the background of the Central Bank’s intention to shift to inflation targeting. It first describes the changing transmission channels over the last decade. Second, the channels are evaluated in a VAR model. The exchange rate channel plays a strong role in propagating monetary shocks to output and prices. Most other channels (bank lending, asset price) are rather weak. The interest rate channel is underdeveloped but appears to be getting stronger since the introduction of the interest corridor in 2005, which bodes well for adopting inflation targeting over the medium term.

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Paper provided by Economic Research Forum in its series Working Papers with number 411.

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Length: 44 pages
Date of creation: Jun 2008
Date of revision: Jun 2008
Publication status: Published by The Economic Research Forum (ERF)
Handle: RePEc:erg:wpaper:411

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  7. Birendra Bahadur Budha, 2013. "The Bank Lending Channel of Monetary Policy in Nepal: Evidence from Bank Level Data," NRB Economic Review, Nepal Rastra Bank, Research Department, vol. 25(2), pages 43-65, October.
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