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Notes on the Underground: Monetary Policy in Resource-Rich Economies

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  • Ferrero, Andrea
  • Seneca, Martin

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The central bank of a commodity-exporting small open economy faces the traditional stabilization tradeoff between domestic inflation and output gap. The commodity sector introduces a terms-of-trade inefficiency that gives rise to an endogenous cost-push shock, changes the target level for output, reduces the slope of the Phillips curve, and increases the importance of stabilizing the output gap. Optimal monetary policy calls for a reduction of the interest rate following a drop in the oil price. In contrast, a central bank with a mandate to stabilize consumer price inflation needs to raise interest rates to limit the inflationary impact of an exchange rate depreciation.

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  • Ferrero, Andrea & Seneca, Martin, 2018. "Notes on the Underground: Monetary Policy in Resource-Rich Economies," CEPR Discussion Papers 13108, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers.
  • Handle: RePEc:cpr:ceprdp:13108
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    Keywords

    monetary policy; oil export; small open economy;
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    JEL classification:

    • 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
    • Q30 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Nonrenewable Resources and Conservation - - - General

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