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 analyzed for a wider class of policy rules where the policy interest rate responds to both in inflation and the output gap. When policy makers respond to the output gap as well as in 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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Financial acceleration; financial frictions; monetary policy.;
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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," CAMA Working Papers 2011-38, Centre for Applied Macroeconomic Analysis, Crawford School of Public Policy, The Australian National University.
- Güneş Kamber & Christoph Thoenissen, 2012. "The financial accelerator and monetary policy rules," Reserve Bank of New Zealand Discussion Paper Series DP2012/01, Reserve Bank of New Zealand.
- 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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