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Optimal Constrained Interest Rate Rules

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  • Bruce McGough
  • George Evans

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The monetary policy literature has recently devoted considerable attention to Taylor-type rules, in which the interest rate set by the central bank depends on measures of inflation and aggregate output. We show that if policy-makers attempt to choose the optimal rule within a Taylor-type class they may be led to rules that generate indeterminacy and/or instability under learning. This problem is compounded by uncertainty about structural parameters. We advocate a procedure in which policy-makers restrict attention to rules that lie in the determinate stable region for all plausible calibrations, and which minimize the expected loss, computed using structural parameter priors, subject to this constraint

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Paper provided by Society for Computational Economics in its series Computing in Economics and Finance 2004 with number 134.

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Date of creation: 11 Aug 2004
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Handle: RePEc:sce:scecf4:134

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Keywords: Monetary Policy; Taylor Rules; Indeterminacy; E-stability; parameter uncertainty; robust rules.;

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  1. Robert J. Tetlow & Peter von zur Muehlen, 2005. "Robustifying learnability," Finance and Economics Discussion Series 2005-58, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (U.S.).
  2. Suleyman Basak & Georgy Chabakauri, 2012. "Dynamic Hedging in Incomplete Markets: A Simple Solution," Review of Financial Studies, Society for Financial Studies, vol. 25(6), pages 1845-1896.
  3. George Waters, 2011. "Dangers of commitment under rational expectations," Journal of Economics and Finance, Springer, vol. 35(4), pages 371-381, October.
  4. Evans , George W & Honkapohja, Seppo, 2007. "Expectations, learning and monetary policy: an overview of recent research," Research Discussion Papers 32/2007, Bank of Finland.
  5. Kurozumi, Takushi & Van Zandweghe, Willem, 2012. "Learning about monetary policy rules when labor market search and matching frictions matter," Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, Elsevier, vol. 36(4), pages 523-535.

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