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Alternative Monetary Policy Rules for Small Open Economies

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  • Froyen, Richard
  • Guender, Alfred

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This paper examines the relative merits of alternative monetary policy rules for a small open economy. Rules considered target: the exchange rate, price level, nominal income, or a monetary aggregate. The standard framework employed in previous comparisons of these rules fails to take account of important features of small open economies. In particular, the standard framework fails to consider the effects on aggregate supply of exchange rate adjustments resulting from adherence to policy rules. Incorporating these effects is shown to weaken the case for targeting nominal income and, more generally, to complicate the ranking of policy rules. Copyright 2000 by Blackwell Publishing Ltd.

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  • Froyen, Richard & Guender, Alfred, 2000. "Alternative Monetary Policy Rules for Small Open Economies," Review of International Economics, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 8(4), pages 721-740, November.
  • Handle: RePEc:bla:reviec:v:8:y:2000:i:4:p:721-40
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