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Macroeconomic policy games

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  • Bodenstein, Martin
  • Guerrieri, Luca
  • LaBriola, Joe

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We develop a toolbox that characterizes the welfare-maximizing cooperative Ramsey policies under full commitment and open-loop Nash games between policymakers. We adopt the timeless perspective. Two examples for the use of our toolbox offer novel results. The first example revisits the case of monetary policy coordination in a two-country model to highlight sensitivity to the choice of policy instruments. For the second example, a central bank and a macroprudential policymaker are assigned distinct objectives in a model with financial frictions. Lack of cooperation can lead to large welfare losses even if technology shocks are the only source of fluctuations.

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  • Bodenstein, Martin & Guerrieri, Luca & LaBriola, Joe, 2019. "Macroeconomic policy games," Journal of Monetary Economics, Elsevier, vol. 101(C), pages 64-81.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:moneco:v:101:y:2019:i:c:p:64-81
    DOI: 10.1016/j.jmoneco.2018.07.015
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    Keywords

    Optimal policy; Strategic interaction; Welfare analysis; Monetary policy cooperation; Macroprudential regulation;
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    JEL classification:

    • E44 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Money and Interest Rates - - - Financial Markets and the Macroeconomy
    • E61 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Macroeconomic Policy, Macroeconomic Aspects of Public Finance, and General Outlook - - - Policy Objectives; Policy Designs and Consistency; Policy Coordination
    • F42 - International Economics - - Macroeconomic Aspects of International Trade and Finance - - - International Policy Coordination and Transmission

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