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Monetary Transmission and Controllability of Money in Europe: aStructural Vector Error Correction Approach

  • P.J.G. Vlaar
  • H. Schuberth

In this paper, a structural vector error correction model (S-VECM) is estimated to investigate three essential prerequisites for a successful monetary targeting strategy: stability, controllability and predictability. First, multivariate cointegration techniques are used to identify two cointegration relations, that are identified as a long run money demand function and the Fisher effect for the long-term interest rate. Identification of the structural model is achieved by imposing contemporaneous and long-term restrictions. It is found that an interest rate shock hardly affects the nominal money stock, whereas the effects on excess money holdings and inflation are negative, but not significant.

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Paper provided by Netherlands Central Bank in its series DNB Staff Reports (discontinued) with number 36.

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Length: 51 pages
Date of creation: 1999
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Handle: RePEc:dnb:staffs:36
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