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Monetary policy implementation: A European Perspective

  • Bindseil, Ulrich

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    (European Central Bank, Germany)

  • Nyborg, Kjell G.

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    (Dept. of Finance and Management Science, Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration)

Monetary policy implementation is one of the most significant areas of interaction between central banking and financial markets. Historically, how this interaction takes place has been viewed as having an important impact on the ultimate objective of monetary policy, for example price stability or stimulating economic growth. In this article, we survey different approaches to monetary policy implementation. We cover briefly some of the historical trends, but give particular attention to the practice that is now (again) very common world-wide; namely, targeting short term interest rates. We discuss various ways this can be done and the implications for financial markets. We emphasize different European approaches, while also providing comparisons with the Fed.

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Paper provided by Department of Business and Management Science, Norwegian School of Economics in its series Discussion Papers with number 2007/10.

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Length: 35 pages
Date of creation: 27 Mar 2007
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Handle: RePEc:hhs:nhhfms:2007_010
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