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Evaluating Alternative Monetary Policy Rules

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This paper examines monetary policy from an optimal control perspective. Three loss functions are minimized for each of three models, and the results are compared. The three loss functions target nominal growth, real growth, and inflation, respectively. The three models are a small structural model, a VAR model, and a large structural model. A numerical procedure is presented that can handle a variety of loss functions and models.

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  • Ray C. Fair & E. Philip Howrey, 1995. "Evaluating Alternative Monetary Policy Rules," Cowles Foundation Discussion Papers 1091, Cowles Foundation for Research in Economics, Yale University.
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