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Asymmetries in Monetary Policy Reaction Function: Evidence for U.S. French and German Central Banks

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  • Bec Frédérique

    (CREST–ENSAE)

  • Ben Salem Mélika

    (CRIEF-Université de Poitiers and Eurequa, Université de Paris I)

  • Collard Fabrice

    (CNRS-GREMAQ and IDEI)

This paper proposes an empirical exploration of the possible asymmetric nature of the preferences of central bankers, with respect to inflation and output targets. The idea underlying this work lies in the widespread belief that central bankers interventions - through changes in a short-term interest rate - are influenced by the state of the current and/or expected state of the business cycle. The GMM estimates of a threshold model support the asymmetric representation of the monetary policy reaction function for recent U.S, French and German data.

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Volume (Year): 6 (2002)
Issue (Month): 2 (July)
Pages: 1-22

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  1. A. Robert Nobay & David A. Peel, 1998. "Optimal Monetary Policy in a Model of Asymmetric Central Bank Preferences," FMG Discussion Papers dp306, Financial Markets Group.
  2. Barro, Robert J & Gordon, David B, 1983. "A Positive Theory of Monetary Policy in a Natural Rate Model," Journal of Political Economy, University of Chicago Press, vol. 91(4), pages 589-610, August.
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