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ECB spillovers and domestic monetary policy effectiveness in small open economies

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  • Saskia Ter Ellen

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  • Edvard Jansen

    (Formuesforvaltning)

  • Nina Larsson Midthjell

    (Norges Bank)

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In this paper we study financial spillovers from the European Central Bank's (ECB) monetary policy and communication, and whether they have consequences for the effectiveness of domestic monetary policy of small open economies. Recent work suggests that the "trilemma" in international economics as we used to know it, is actually a dilemma: small open economies with floating exchange rate regimes can only have independent monetary policies when the capital account is managed. Our findings show that domestic monetary policy is still effective, but that spillover effects, particularly from the ECB's communication, reduce domestic control over the longer end of the yield curve.

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  • Saskia Ter Ellen & Edvard Jansen & Nina Larsson Midthjell, 2018. "ECB spillovers and domestic monetary policy effectiveness in small open economies," Working Paper 2018/9, Norges Bank.
  • Handle: RePEc:bno:worpap:2018_09
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    Keywords

    monetary policy; forward guidance; international spillovers; asset prices; small open economies;
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    JEL classification:

    • E43 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Money and Interest Rates - - - Interest Rates: Determination, Term Structure, and Effects
    • 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
    • E58 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Monetary Policy, Central Banking, and the Supply of Money and Credit - - - Central Banks and Their Policies
    • G12 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - Asset Pricing; Trading Volume; Bond Interest Rates

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