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Transparency and Credibility of Monetary Policy in Transition Countries: The Case of the Czech Republic

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  • Roman Matousek

    (Czech national Bank)

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This paper studies as to what asset price can tell us about the evolving credibility of the monetary policy of the Czech National Bank (CNB). The focus of our analysis is to examine the effect of changes in the two-week repo rate (the official interest rate) on short and long–maturity market interest rates. Argument relies on information asymmetry and the existence of a stationary stochastic equilibrium with full knowledge of authorities reaction function.

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  • Roman Matousek, 2001. "Transparency and Credibility of Monetary Policy in Transition Countries: The Case of the Czech Republic," Zagreb International Review of Economics and Business, Faculty of Economics and Business, University of Zagreb, vol. 4(2), pages 91-104, November.
  • Handle: RePEc:zag:zirebs:v:4:y:2001:i:2:p:91-104
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    Cited by:

    1. Orlowski, Lucjan T., 2001. "Monetary convergence of the EU candidates to the Euro: A theoretical framework and policy implications," ZEI Working Papers B 25-2001, University of Bonn, ZEI - Center for European Integration Studies.
    2. Marek Rozkrut, 2008. "It’s not only WHAT is said, it’s also WHO the speaker is. Evaluating the effectiveness of central bank communication," NBP Working Papers 47, Narodowy Bank Polski, Economic Research Department.
    3. David Navrátil & Viktor Kotlán, 2005. "The CNB’s Policy Decisions – Are They Priced in by the Markets?," Macroeconomics 0503005, EconWPA.

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    Keywords

    Direct inflation targeting (DIT); Interest rate; Repo operations; Short maturity yield;

    JEL classification:

    • E44 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Money and Interest Rates - - - Financial Markets and the Macroeconomy
    • E52 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Monetary Policy, Central Banking, and the Supply of Money and Credit - - - Monetary Policy

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