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Nonlinear monetary policy in europe: fact or myth?


  • W.A. Bruinshoofd
  • B. Candelon


We hold the fort for linear specification of monetary policy and economic activity in Europe. Using data on the last two and a half decades we cannot reject the hypothesis that monetary policy is a linear process and we find mixed results regarding economic activity.

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  • W.A. Bruinshoofd & B. Candelon, 2004. "Nonlinear monetary policy in europe: fact or myth?," WO Research Memoranda (discontinued) 758, Netherlands Central Bank, Research Department.
  • Handle: RePEc:dnb:wormem:758

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    Time series model specification; Linearity tests; Nonlinear models;

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    • C51 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric Modeling - - - Model Construction and Estimation

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