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What Prompts the People's Bank of China to Change its Monetary Policy Stance? Evidence from a Discrete Choice Model

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  • Dong He

    (Research Department, Hong Kong Monetary Authority)

  • Laurent Pauwels

    (Research Department, Hong Kong Monetary Authority)

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In this paper, we model the policy stance of the People¡¦s Bank of China (PBoC) as a latent variable, and the discrete changes in the reserve requirement ratio, policy interest rates, and the scale of open market operations are taken as signals of movement of this latent variable. We run a discrete choice regression that relates these observed indicators of policy stance to major trends of macroeconomic and financial developments, which are represented by common factors extracted from a large number of variables. The predicted value of the estimated model can then be interpreted as the implicit policy stance of the PBoC. In a second step, we estimate how much of the variation in the PBoC's implicit stance can be explained by measures of its policy objectives on inflation, growth and financial stability. We find that deviations of CPI inflation from an implicit target and deviations of broad money growth from the announced targets figured significantly in PBoC's policy changes, but not output gaps.

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Paper provided by Hong Kong Monetary Authority in its series Working Papers with number 0806.

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Length: 35 pages
Date of creation: Jun 2008
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Handle: RePEc:hkg:wpaper:0806

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Keywords: Monetary policy; People's Bank of China; qualitative response models; large factor models;

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