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China’s Monetary Policy and Commodity Prices

  • Shawkat Hammoudeh
  • Duc Khuong Nguyen
  • Ricardo M. Sousa

This paper examines the effects of the monetary policy of China on commodity prices. Using a Bayesian Structural VAR, we identify shocks to the interest rate as a price rule and to the monetary aggregate (M2) as a quantity rule, and then evaluate their

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Paper provided by Department of Research, Ipag Business School in its series Working Papers with number 2014-298.

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Length: 33 pages
Date of creation: 01 Jan 2014
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Handle: RePEc:ipg:wpaper:2014-298
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