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A Note on Simple MSV Solution Methods for Rational Expectations Models of Monetary Policy

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  • Richard Mash

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We analyse the derivation of optimal monetary policy under discretion and commitment when lagged expectations appear in the Phillips curve, making use of the comparatively simple MSV approach which does not require transformation of the model into state-space form.

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Paper provided by University of Oxford, Department of Economics in its series Economics Series Working Papers with number 173.

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Keywords: Monetary Policy; Rational Expectations; Solution Methods; Minimal State Variable; Undetermined Coefficients.;

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  1. Richard Mash, 2004. "Optimising Microfoundations for Inflation Persistence," Economics Series Working Papers 183, University of Oxford, Department of Economics.
  2. Richard Mash, 2003. "New Keynesian Microfoundations Revisited: A Calvo-Taylor-Rule-of-Thumb Model and Optimal Monetary Policy Delegation," Economics Series Working Papers 174, University of Oxford, Department of Economics.

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