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Monetary Policy and Central Bank Balance Sheet Concerns

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  • Berriel Tiago C

    () (Princeton University)

  • Bhattarai Saroj

    () (Princeton University)

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We introduce a fiscally independent central bank with balance sheet concerns in the new Keynesian model. The central bank is subject to a budget constraint and state-contingent transfers from the treasury are not allowed. This change renders the standard optimal monetary policy solution non implementable. In addition to facing a budget constraint, when the central bank targets real capital, optimal monetary policy is substantially different from the standard case. In response to a cost-push shock, variation in inflation decreases at the cost of increased output gap variation; there is incomplete stabilization of aggregate demand and money demand shocks; response to a cost-push shock under discretion is similar to that under commitment in the standard model; and the central bank tracks real money balances.

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  • Berriel Tiago C & Bhattarai Saroj, 2009. "Monetary Policy and Central Bank Balance Sheet Concerns," The B.E. Journal of Macroeconomics, De Gruyter, vol. 9(1), pages 1-33, January.
  • Handle: RePEc:bpj:bejmac:v:9:y:2009:i:1:n:1
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    2. Seok G Park, 2012. "Central Banks Quasi-Fiscal Policies and Inflation," IMF Working Papers 12/14, International Monetary Fund.
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