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Managing Macroeconomic Fluctuations with Flexible Exchange Rate Targeting

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  • Jonas Heipertz
  • Ilian Mihov
  • Ana Maria Santacreu

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We show that a monetary policy rule that uses the exchange rate to stabilize the economy outperforms a Taylor rule in managing macroeconomics fluctuations and in achieving higher welfare. The differences between the rules are driven by: (i) the path of the nominal exchange rate and interest rate under each rule, and (ii) time variation in the risk premium, which leads to deviations from uncovered interest parity. These differences are larger in very open economies, more exposed to foreign shocks, and in which domestic and foreign goods are highly substitutable.

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  • Jonas Heipertz & Ilian Mihov & Ana Maria Santacreu, 2017. "Managing Macroeconomic Fluctuations with Flexible Exchange Rate Targeting," Working Papers 2017-028, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, revised 07 Dec 2020.
  • Handle: RePEc:fip:fedlwp:2017-028
    DOI: 10.20955/wp.2017.028
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    Keywords

    Time-Varying Risk Premium; Exchange Rate Management; Welfare; Monetary Policy Rules;
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    JEL classification:

    • E52 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Monetary Policy, Central Banking, and the Supply of Money and Credit - - - Monetary Policy
    • F31 - International Economics - - International Finance - - - Foreign Exchange
    • F41 - International Economics - - Macroeconomic Aspects of International Trade and Finance - - - Open Economy Macroeconomics

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