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Monetary Policy Frameworks in Asia: Experience, Lessons, and Issues

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  • Morgan, Peter J.

    (Asian Development Bank Institute)

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This paper reviews the history of East Asian monetary policy frameworks since 1990; describes current monetary policy frameworks, including issue of price versus financial stability for a central bank and the policies a central bank can use to manage financial stability; the monetary policy transmission mechanism based on financial linkages and financial deepening; assesses policy outcomes including inflation targeting and responses to the “Impossible Trinity”; and makes overall conclusions. The paper finds that East Asian central banks have managed inflation and growth well over the past decade, but the difficulties faced by central banks of advanced countries in the aftermath of the GFC suggests that not all problems have been solved.

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Paper provided by Asian Development Bank Institute in its series ADBI Working Papers with number 435.

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Length: 33 pages
Date of creation: 27 Sep 2013
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Handle: RePEc:ris:adbiwp:0435

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Keywords: monetary policy; macroprudential policy; inflation targeting; financial stability; currency regime; capital flows; emerging economies;

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