The Empirics of Monetary Policy Rules in Open Economies
This paper uses the empirical framework for formulating and estimating forward looking monetary policy rules developed in Clarida. Gali and Gertler (1998, 1999, 2000, 2001) and Clarida (2000) to assess what we know, don't know, and can't tell about monetary policy making in an open economy with an (implicit) inflation target. Among the issues discussed are: the relationship between structural VAR models of monetary policy and exchange rates and estimates of forward-looking Taylor rules; the relationship between inflation targeting and leaning against the (exchange rate) wind; why central bankers are averse to even wide-band target zones; quantifying stresses and costs of a one-size-fits-all monetary policy for the members of a monetary union or currency bloc. Copyright @ 2001 by John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. All rights reserved.
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Volume (Year): 6 (2001)
Issue (Month): 4 (October)
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