The Norges Bankâ€™s key rate projections and the news element of monetary policy: a wavelet based jump detection approach
This paper investigates the information content of the Norges Bankâ€™s key rate projections. Wavelet spectrum estimates provide the basis for estimating jump probabilities of short- and long-term interest rates on monetary policy announcement days before and after the introduction of key rate projections. The behavior of short-term interest rates reveals that key rate projections have only little effects on marketâ€™s forecasting ability of current target rate changes. In contrast, longer-term interest rates indicate that the announcement of key rate projections has significantly reduced market participantsâ€™ revisions of the expected future policy path. Therefore, the announcement of key rate projections further improves central bank communication.
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- Refet GÃ¼rkaynak & Brian Sack, 2005.
"Do Actions Speak Louder Than Words?The Response of Asset Prices to Monetary Policy Actions and Statements,"
Computing in Economics and Finance 2005
323, Society for Computational Economics.
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- Refet Gurkaynak & Brian Sack & Eric Swanson, 2005. "Do Actions Speak Louder than Words? The Response of Asset Prices to Monetary Policy Actions and Statements," Macroeconomics 0504013, EconWPA.
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