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Incomplete Exchange Rate Pass-Through and Simple Monetary Policy Rules

  • Adolfson, Malin

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    (Research Department, Central Bank of Sweden)

This paper investigates the performance of various monetary rules in an open economy with incomplete exchange rate pass-through. Implementing monetary policy through an exchange rate augmented policy rule does not improve social welfare compared to using an optimized Taylor rule, irrespective of the degree of pass-through. A direct exchange rate response improves welfare only if the other reaction coefficients, on inflation and output, are sub-optimal. However, an indirect exchange rate response, through a policy reaction to Consumer Price Index (CPI) inflation rather than to domestic inflation, is welfare enhancing. This result is independent of whether society values domestic or CPI inflation stabilization.

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Paper provided by Sveriges Riksbank (Central Bank of Sweden) in its series Working Paper Series with number 136.

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Length: 36 pages
Date of creation: 01 Jun 2002
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Publication status: Forthcoming in Journal of International Money and Finance.
Handle: RePEc:hhs:rbnkwp:0136
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