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Robust European monetary policy rules


  • Jean-Guillaume Sahuc


This note applies H∞ methods to an estimated hybrid monetary policy model and derives standard and robust optimal interest rate rules. We find that the 'robust' central banker responds more aggressively than it does without concerns for robustness and that the responses of the state variables in this case are not necessarily always stronger than the standard ones.

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  • Jean-Guillaume Sahuc, 2003. "Robust European monetary policy rules," Applied Economics Letters, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 10(14), pages 889-894.
  • Handle: RePEc:taf:apeclt:v:10:y:2003:i:14:p:889-894 DOI: 10.1080/13504850310001635212

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    1. Grégory Levieuge, 2006. "Règle de Taylor vs Règle-icm. Application à la zone euro," Revue économique, Presses de Sciences-Po, vol. 57(1), pages 85-121.

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