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The Complex Response of Monetary Policy to the Exchange Rate

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  • Ram Sharan Kharel

    (Brunel University)

  • Christopher Martin

    (Brunel University)

  • Costas Milas

    () (Keele University, Centre for Economic Research and School of Economic and Management Studies)

Abstract

We estimate a flexible non-linear monetary policy rule for the UK to examine the response of policymakers to the real exchange rate. We have three main findings. First, policymakers respond to real exchange rate misalignment rather than to the real exchange rate itself. Second, policymakers ignore small deviations of the exchange rate; they only respond to real exchange under-valuations of more than 4\% and over-valuations of more than 5\%. Third, the response of policymakers to inflation is smaller when the exchange rate is over-valued and larger when it is under-valued. None of these responses is allowed for in the widely-used Taylor rule, suggesting that monetary policy is better analysed using a more sophisticated model, such as the one suggested in this paper.

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  • Ram Sharan Kharel & Christopher Martin & Costas Milas, 2006. "The Complex Response of Monetary Policy to the Exchange Rate," Keele Economics Research Papers KERP 2006/17, Centre for Economic Research, Keele University.
  • Handle: RePEc:kee:kerpuk:2006/17 Note: We thank Kevin Lee and Roberto Gonzalez for useful comments and suggestions.
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    Keywords

    Monetary policy; asset prices; nonlinearity;

    JEL classification:

    • C51 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric Modeling - - - Model Construction and Estimation
    • C52 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric Modeling - - - Model Evaluation, Validation, and Selection
    • E52 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Monetary Policy, Central Banking, and the Supply of Money and Credit - - - Monetary Policy
    • E58 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Monetary Policy, Central Banking, and the Supply of Money and Credit - - - Central Banks and Their Policies

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