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Modern Monetary Rules: Any Role for Financial Targeting?

In: Monetary Policy in the Context of the Financial Crisis: New Challenges and Lessons


  • Marcin Wolski


We test the determinacy properties of the standard and financial-sector-augmented Taylor rules in a new Keynesian model with a presence of banking activities. We extend the basic fully rational environment to the setting with heterogeneous expectations. We observe that the benefits from extra financial targeting are limited. Financial targeting, if well designed, can compensate for the improper output-gap targeting through the financial-production channel. The analysis demonstrates however possible threats resulting from the misspecification of the augmented rule. A determinate mix of output-gap and inflation weights can turn indeterminate if compensated by too extreme financial targeting. The results are robust to the presence of heterogeneous expectations.

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  • Marcin Wolski, 2015. "Modern Monetary Rules: Any Role for Financial Targeting?," International Symposia in Economic Theory and Econometrics, in: William A. Barnett & Fredj Jawadi (ed.),Monetary Policy in the Context of the Financial Crisis: New Challenges and Lessons, volume 24, pages 367-403, Emerald Publishing Ltd.
  • Handle: RePEc:eme:isetez:s1571-038620150000024022

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    monetary rules; financial frictions; heterogeneous agents; E52; D84; C62;

    JEL classification:

    • E52 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Monetary Policy, Central Banking, and the Supply of Money and Credit - - - Monetary Policy
    • D84 - Microeconomics - - Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainty - - - Expectations; Speculations
    • C62 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Mathematical Methods; Programming Models; Mathematical and Simulation Modeling - - - Existence and Stability Conditions of Equilibrium


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