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Optimal monetary policy with a regime-switching exchange rate in a forward-looking model

  • Fernando Alexandre

    (NIPE and niversidade do Minho)

  • Pedro Bação

    ()

    (GEMF and Faculdade de Economia, Universidade de Coimbra)

  • John Driffill

    ()

    (Birkbeck College, University of London)

We evaluate the macroeconomic performance of different monetary policy rules when there is exchange rate uncertainty. We do this in the context of a non-linear rational expectations model. The exchange rate is allowed to deviate from its fundamental value and the persistence of the deviation is modeled as a Markov switching process. Our results suggest that taking into account the switching nature of the economy is important only in extreme cases.

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Paper provided by GEMF - Faculdade de Economia, Universidade de Coimbra in its series GEMF Working Papers with number 2007-09.

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Length: 54 pages
Date of creation: 2007
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Handle: RePEc:gmf:wpaper:2007-09
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