The financial accelerator and monetary policy rules
AbstractThe ability of financial frictions to amplify the output response of monetary policy, as in the financial accelerator model of Bernanke et al (1999), is analysed for a wider class of policy rules where the policy interest rate responds to both inflation and the output gap. When policy makers respond to the output gap as well as inflation, the standard financial accelerator model reacts less to an interest rate shock than does a comparable model without an operational financial accelerator mechanism. In recessions, when firm-specific volatility rises, financial acceleration due to financial frictions is further reduced, even under pure inflation targeting.
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- Kamber, Güneş & Thoenissen, Christoph, 2012. "The financial accelerator and monetary policy rules," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 115(2), pages 309-313.
- Gunes Kamber & Christoph Thoenissen, 2011. "The financial accelerator and monetary policy rules," CDMA Working Paper Series 201115, Centre for Dynamic Macroeconomic Analysis.
- Gunes Kamber & Christoph Thoenissen, 2011. "The financial accelerator and monetary policy rules," CAMA Working Papers 2011-38, Centre for Applied Macroeconomic Analysis, Crawford School of Public Policy, The Australian National University.
- E32 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Prices, Business Fluctuations, and Cycles - - - Business Fluctuations; Cycles
- E52 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Monetary Policy, Central Banking, and the Supply of Money and Credit - - - Monetary Policy
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