Monetary Policy Analysis: An Undergraduate Toolkit
AbstractWe develop simple diagrams that can be used by undergraduates to understand interest rate setting by policy- makers. We combine an inflation target, Fisher equation, policy reaction function and short and long run aggregate supply analysis to give a depiction of the policy problem. We illustrate the appropriate response by the policy maker to each of a positive shock to demand, a negative supply shock and dislodged inflation expectations. We also illustrate the problems of a zero bound for policy rates within this framework and consider the role of an interest rate rule in offsetting money market perturbations. Some key readings are introduced.
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- E42 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Money and Interest Rates - - - Monetary Sytsems; Standards; Regimes; Government and the Monetary System
- E52 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Monetary Policy, Central Banking, and the Supply of Money and Credit - - - Monetary Policy
- E58 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Monetary Policy, Central Banking, and the Supply of Money and Credit - - - Central Banks and Their Policies
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- NEP-MAC-2008-12-07 (Macroeconomics)
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- Orthodox and Heterodox Monetary Policies
by Jagjit S. Chadha in Jagjit Chadha's Macro View Point on 2009-01-13 23:36:00
- Deflation - a real problem and a possible cure
by Jagjit S. Chadha in Jagjit Chadha's Macro View Point on 2009-01-08 20:59:00
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