The limits of counter-cyclical monetary policy: an analysis based on optimal control theory and vector autoregressions
AbstractOptimal control theory can be combined with the probability structure of a vector autoregression to investigate the tradeoffs available to policymakers. Such an approach obtains results based on a minimal set of assumptions about the economy and the structure of policy actions. This paper takes this approach to analyze the potential effectiveness of countercyclical monetary policy.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis in its series Working Papers with number 297.
Date of creation: 1986
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- Robert LITTERMAN, 1987. "The Limits of Counter-Cyclical Monetary Policy: an Analysis Based on Optimal Control Theory and Vector Autoregressions," Annales d'Economie et de Statistique, ENSAE, issue 6-7, pages 125-160.
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