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Asset Prices, Output And Monetary Policy In A Small Open Economy

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  • Christopher Malikane
  • Willi Semmler

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We formulate a macro-model of a small open economy in order to investigate the relative performance of rules that respond to asset prices and those that do not. Our model consists of three asset prices: the stock price, the long-term interest rate and the exchange rate. These asset prices interact with nominal wage and price Phillips curves, a law of motion for the labour share, a dynamic IS curve that describes output adjustment and a Taylor-type interest rate policy rule. Estimations of the model show that policy rules that respond to asset price movements dominate rules that do not. Copyright © 2008 The Authors. Journal compilation © 2008 Blackwell Publishing Ltd.

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  • Christopher Malikane & Willi Semmler, 2008. "Asset Prices, Output And Monetary Policy In A Small Open Economy," Metroeconomica, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 59(4), pages 666-686, November.
  • Handle: RePEc:bla:metroe:v:59:y:2008:i:4:p:666-686
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