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The Narrative Approach for the Identification of Monetary Policy Shocks in a Small Open Economy

  • Eleni Angelopoulou

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    (Bank of Greece and Athens University of Economics and Business)

This paper reviews 22 years of UK monetary policy in the pre-inflation targeting period (1971-1992) using official record from the Bank of England Quarterly Bulletin. A transparent definition of policy episodes is used. The empirical analysis shows that output displays the usual hump-shaped response after a shock to the policy indicator. All variables display theory-consistent behaviour. Monetary policy and exchange rate volatility are found to cause substantial output fluctuation in a four year horizon. The “narrative model” extended to a small open economy compares well with a structural VAR.

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Paper provided by Bank of Greece in its series Working Papers with number 55.

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Length: 49 pages
Date of creation: Feb 2007
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Handle: RePEc:bog:wpaper:55
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