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Measuring the stance of monetary policy in zero lower bound environments

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I propose a simple framework that quantifies the stance of monetary policy as a “shadow short rate” when the term structure is near the zero lower bound. I demonstrate my framework with a one-factor model applied to Japanese data, including an intuitive economic interpretation of results, and also discuss the extension to multiple factors.

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  • Leo Krippner, 2012. "Measuring the stance of monetary policy in zero lower bound environments," CAMA Working Papers 2012-35, Centre for Applied Macroeconomic Analysis, Crawford School of Public Policy, The Australian National University.
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    • E43 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Money and Interest Rates - - - Interest Rates: Determination, Term Structure, and Effects
    • G12 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - Asset Pricing; Trading Volume; Bond Interest Rates
    • G13 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - Contingent Pricing; Futures Pricing

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