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Delegation in International Monetary Policy Games

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  • Dolado, Juan J.
  • Griffiths, Mark
  • Padilla, Atilano Jorge

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In this paper we show that the delegation of monetary policy to an independent and more conservative central banker is an optimal policy in an international context with monetary spillovers between countries, even in the absence of time inconsistency (credibility) issues. We also study the welfare implications of delegating monetary policy and extend our analysis to incorporate the coordination of monetary policies.

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  • Dolado, Juan J. & Griffiths, Mark & Padilla, Atilano Jorge, 1993. "Delegation in International Monetary Policy Games," CEPR Discussion Papers 761, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers.
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    Keywords

    Delegation; International Economy; Monetary Policy; Spillovers;

    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
    • F33 - International Economics - - International Finance - - - International Monetary Arrangements and Institutions

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