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Monetary policy, structural break and the monetary transmission mechanism in Thailand

  • Hesse, Heiko

The paper studies monetary policy and the monetary transmission mechanism in Thailand in light of the Asian crisis in 1997. Existing studies that adopt structural vector auto-regression (VAR) approaches do not give a clear and agreed-upon view how monetary shocks are transmitted to the Thai economy that is subject to structural breaks. This study explicitly models a pre-crisis and post-crisis cointegrated VAR model. This analysis supports arguments that the trinity of open capital markets, pegged exchange rate regime, and monetary policy autonomy is inconsistent in the pre-crisis period. In contrast, the model points to an effective monetary policy in the post-crisis period. Further, the author analyzes the common driving trends of the model.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Journal of Asian Economics.

Volume (Year): 18 (2007)
Issue (Month): 4 (August)
Pages: 649-669

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