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Stabilization bias for a small open economy: The case of New Zealand

  • Liu, Philip

Using a fully specified DSGE model, this paper investigates the relationship between a central bank's policy objectives and the stabilization bias. The model is estimated using data from New Zealand. Results indicate that the size of the stabilization bias is nearly twice as large for a small open economy relative to that of closed economies. The results also indicate that the size of the stabilization bias is increasing with respect to the policymaker's preference for exchange rate stabilization.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Journal of Macroeconomics.

Volume (Year): 32 (2010)
Issue (Month): 3 (September)
Pages: 921-935

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Handle: RePEc:eee:jmacro:v:32:y:2010:i:3:p:921-935
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