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Estimated Interest Rate Rules: Do they Determine Determinacy Properties?

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  • Jensen, Henrik

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No. I demonstrate that econometric estimations of nominal interest rate rules may tell little, if anything, about an economy's determinacy properties. In particular, correct inference about the interest-rate response to inflation provides no information about determinacy. Instead, it could reveal whether optimal monetary policymaking is performed under discretion or commitment.

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  • Jensen, Henrik, 2009. "Estimated Interest Rate Rules: Do they Determine Determinacy Properties?," CEPR Discussion Papers 7555, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers.
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    Keywords

    Equilibrium determinacy; Estimated Taylor rules; Interest rate rules; Monetary policy; Rules vs. discretion.;

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    • 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

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