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Globalization and monetary policy rule in West African Monetary Zone: A generalized method of moment approach

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  • Eregha , Perekunah Bright

    () (University of Lagos, Nigeria)

  • Egwaikhide, Festus O.

    () (University of Ibadan, Nigeria)

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This study examines the effect of global factors on domestic monetary policy reaction functions of five West African Monetary Zone (WAMZ) countries for the period 1980–2015. The generalized method of moment approach was used for the estimation on the policy reaction function. The study provides strong evidence that global inflation and output gap influenced monetary policy decisions of Central Bankers in the countries of WAMZ. Therefore, it is recommended that global variables should not be ignored and be given appropriate weight while forecasting domestic inflation and making monetary policy rules.

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  • Eregha , Perekunah Bright & Egwaikhide, Festus O., 2018. "Globalization and monetary policy rule in West African Monetary Zone: A generalized method of moment approach," Applied Econometrics, Publishing House "SINERGIA PRESS", vol. 49, pages 57-66.
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    Keywords

    global inflation; global output gap; monetary policy reaction function; GMM.;

    JEL classification:

    • E31 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Prices, Business Fluctuations, and Cycles - - - Price Level; Inflation; Deflation
    • 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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