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Cross-checking optimal monetary policy with information from the Taylor rule

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This paper shows that monetary policy should be delegated to a central bank that cross-checks optimal policy with information from the Taylor rule. Placing some weight on deviations from a Taylor rule reduces the stabilization bias of discretionary monetary policy.

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  • Tillmann, Peter, 2012. "Cross-checking optimal monetary policy with information from the Taylor rule," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 117(1), pages 204-207.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolet:v:117:y:2012:i:1:p:204-207
    DOI: 10.1016/j.econlet.2012.05.009
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    1. Carl E. Walshn, 2016. "Goals versus Rules as Central Bank Preformance Measures," Book Chapters, Hoover Institution, Stanford University.
    2. Carl Walsh, 2015. "Goals and Rules in Central Bank Design," CESifo Working Paper Series 5293, CESifo Group Munich.
    3. Carl E. Walsh, 2015. "Day Two Keynote Address: Goals and Rules in Central Bank Design," International Journal of Central Banking, International Journal of Central Banking, vol. 11(4), pages 295-352, September.
    4. Pelin Ilbas & Øistein Røisland & Tommy Sveen, 2012. "Robustifying optimal monetary policy using simple rules as cross-checks," Working Paper 2012/22, Norges Bank.
    5. Bursian Dirk & Roth Markus, 2014. "Optimal policy and Taylor rule cross-checking under parameter uncertainty," The B.E. Journal of Macroeconomics, De Gruyter, vol. 14(1), pages 1-24, January.

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    Keywords

    Optimal monetary policy; Stabilization bias; Monetary policy delegation; Robustness; Taylor rule;

    JEL classification:

    • E43 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Money and Interest Rates - - - Interest Rates: Determination, Term Structure, and Effects
    • E52 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Monetary Policy, Central Banking, and the Supply of Money and Credit - - - Monetary Policy

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