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Glenn Rudebusch's View on the Targeting of Short-Term Interest Rates
[Cílování krátkodobých úrokových sazeb pohledem Glenna Rudebusche]

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  • Karel Brůna

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The paper deals with G. Rudebusch's paper Federal Reserve Interest Rate Targeting, Rational Expectations and the Term Structure published in Journal of Monetary Economics in 1995. I define main resources of the study, discuss the most important parts of Rudebusch's paper and present key conclusions about the impact of central banks on the dynamics of money market interest rates. Besides I point out some problems that can influence our understanding of the behavior of interest rates. First of all this is the problem of instability of the period in which it is possible to make the correct prediction of the value of targeted interest rates. Hereafter I call attention to few technical aspects of managing the open market operations and last but not least I stress the problems of potential instability of term premium.

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  • Karel Brůna, 2006. "Glenn Rudebusch's View on the Targeting of Short-Term Interest Rates [Cílování krátkodobých úrokových sazeb pohledem Glenna Rudebusche]," Český finanční a účetní časopis, Prague University of Economics and Business, vol. 2006(1), pages 163-169.
  • Handle: RePEc:prg:jnlcfu:v:2006:y:2006:i:1:id:135:p:163-169
    DOI: 10.18267/j.cfuc.135
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    Keywords

    Interest rate; Central bank; Open market operations; Monetary policy; Úroková sazba; Centrální banka; Operace na volném trhu; Měnová politika;
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    • C22 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Single Equation Models; Single Variables - - - Time-Series Models; Dynamic Quantile Regressions; Dynamic Treatment Effect Models; Diffusion Processes
    • 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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