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The Bank of Japan's operating procedures and the identification of monetary policy shocks: A reexamination using the Bernanke-Mihov approach

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This paper reexamines the operating procedures of the Bank of Japan (BOJ) and identifies the monetary policy shock up to June 1995 by employing the structural VAR approach of Bernanke and Mihov (1998). This approach identifies exogenous components of monetary policy by setting up equilibrium models of the reserve market. In this way, it presents two equilibrium models, the Implicit Cost (IC) model and the Credit Rationing (CR) model, which are distinguished by opposing views about the BOJ's discount-window borrowing policy. The IC model has the feature that the BOJ endogenously accommodates the demand for discount-window borrowing by private banks. In contrast, the CR model has the feature that the BOJ exogenously controls the level of discount-window lending. This paper demonstrates that the CR model is superior to the IC model in describing the BOJ's operating procedures up to June 1995.
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  • Nakashima, Kiyotaka, 2006. "The Bank of Japan's operating procedures and the identification of monetary policy shocks: A reexamination using the Bernanke-Mihov approach," Journal of the Japanese and International Economies, Elsevier, vol. 20(3), pages 406-433, September.
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    • C32 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Multiple or Simultaneous Equation Models; Multiple Variables - - - Time-Series Models; Dynamic Quantile Regressions; Dynamic Treatment Effect Models; Diffusion Processes; State Space Models
    • E52 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Monetary Policy, Central Banking, and the Supply of Money and Credit - - - Monetary Policy
    • E58 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Monetary Policy, Central Banking, and the Supply of Money and Credit - - - Central Banks and Their Policies

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