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Robust versus Optimal Rules in Monetary Policy: A note

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  • Maria Demertzis
  • Alexander F. Tieman

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We provide a framework for analysing the choice between optimal and robust rules in the presence of paradigm uncertainty in monetary policy. We thus provide for two issues: …rst, we discuss the conditions of uncertainty that render a robust rule a preferable substitute to optimal rules and second, we show how the degree of risk aversion increases the desirability of robust rules.

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  • Maria Demertzis & Alexander F. Tieman, 2003. "Robust versus Optimal Rules in Monetary Policy: A note," DNB Staff Reports (discontinued) 103, Netherlands Central Bank.
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    1. Laxton, Douglas & Pesenti, Paolo & Juillard, Michel & Karam, Philippe, 2006. "Welfare-based monetary policy rules in an estimated DSGE model of the US economy," Working Paper Series 613, European Central Bank.

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    Keywords

    Model Uncertainty; Monetary Policy; Optimal Policy Rules;

    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
    • C70 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Game Theory and Bargaining Theory - - - General

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