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Performance of monetary policy with internal central bank forecasting

  • Honkapohja, Seppo
  • Mitra, Kaushik

Recent models of monetary policy have analysed the desirability of different optimal and ad hoc interest-rate rules under the restrictive assumption that forecasts of the private sector and central bank are homogeneous. In this paper, we study from a learning perspective the implications of heterogeneity across forecasts by the central bank and private agents for the performance of interest-rate rules.

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Paper provided by Bank of Finland in its series Research Discussion Papers with number 3/2002.

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Length: 47 pages
Date of creation: 18 Feb 2002
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Handle: RePEc:hhs:bofrdp:2002_003
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