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International Channels of Transmission of Monetary Policy and the Mundellian Trilemma

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This lecture argues that the Global Financial Cycle is a challenge for the validity of the Mundellian trilemma. I present evidence that US monetary policy shocks are transmitted internationally and affect financial conditions even in inflation targeting economies with large financial markets. Hence flexible exchange rates are not enough to guarantee monetary autonomy in a world of large capital flows.

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  • Rey, Hélène, 2015. "International Channels of Transmission of Monetary Policy and the Mundellian Trilemma," CEPR Discussion Papers 11027, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers.
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    Keywords

    Global Financial Cycle; Monetary Policy; Trilemma;

    JEL classification:

    • F33 - International Economics - - International Finance - - - International Monetary Arrangements and Institutions
    • F41 - International Economics - - Macroeconomic Aspects of International Trade and Finance - - - Open Economy Macroeconomics
    • F42 - International Economics - - Macroeconomic Aspects of International Trade and Finance - - - International Policy Coordination and Transmission

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