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Financial shocks and the maturity of the monetary policy rate

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  • Gerlach-Kristen, Petra
  • Rudolf, Barbara

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Monetary policy is typically formulated with a very short-term interest rate, while longer rates matter in the transmission mechanism. We show that financial market shocks impact less on the macroeconomy if policy is set with a longer rate.

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  • Gerlach-Kristen, Petra & Rudolf, Barbara, 2010. "Financial shocks and the maturity of the monetary policy rate," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 107(3), pages 333-337, June.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolet:v:107:y:2010:i:3:p:333-337
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    1. Petra Gerlach-Kristen & Barbara Rudolf, 2010. "Macroeconomic and interest rate volatility under alternative monetary operating procedures," Working Papers 2010-12, Swiss National Bank.
    2. Jones, Callum & Kulish, Mariano, 2013. "Long-term interest rates, risk premia and unconventional monetary policy," Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, Elsevier, vol. 37(12), pages 2547-2561.
    3. Yüksel, Ebru & Metin-Ozcan, Kivilcim & Hatipoglu, Ozan, 2013. "A survey on time-varying parameter Taylor rule: A model modified with interest rate pass-through," Economic Systems, Elsevier, vol. 37(1), pages 122-134.
    4. Heryan, Tomas & Stavarek, Daniel, 2010. "How related are interbank and lending interest rates? Evidence on selected EU countries," MPRA Paper 27276, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    5. Tomáš HERYÁN & Daniel STAVÁREK, 2010. "How Related are Interbank and Lending Interest Rates? Evidence on Selected European Union Countries," European Financial and Accounting Journal, University of Economics, Prague, vol. 2010(3), pages 42-55.
    6. Shehu El-Rasheed & Hussin Abdullah & Jauhari Dahalan, 2017. "Monetary Uncertainty and Demand for Money Stability in Nigeria: An Autoregressive Distributed Lag Approach," International Journal of Economics and Financial Issues, Econjournals, vol. 7(1), pages 601-607.

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