How the Bundesbank Conducts Monetary Policy
AbstractThis paper analyzes German monetary policy in the post-Bretton Woods era. Despite the public focus on monetary targeting, in practice, German monetary policy involves the management of short term interest rates, as it does in the United States. Except during the mid to late 1970s, the Bundesbank has aggressively adjusted interest rates to achieve and maintain low inflation. The performance of the real economy, however, also influences its decision-making. Our formal analysis suggests that the Bundesbank has adjusted short term interest rates according to a modified version of the feedback rule that Taylor (1994) has used to characterize the behavior of the Federal Reserve Board under Alan Greenspan.
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Date of creation: May 1996
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Publication status: published as Richard H. Clarida, Mark Gertler. "How the Bundesbank Conducts Monetary Policy," in Christina D. Romer and David H. Romer, Editors, "Reducing Inflation: Motivation and Strategy" University of Chicago Press (1997)
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- E5 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Monetary Policy, Central Banking, and the Supply of Money and Credit
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