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Optimal Time-Invariant Monetary Policy

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  • Charles Brendon

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This paper investigates how best to determine time-invariant policy rules in macroeconomic models with forward-looking constraints, where fully optimal policy is known to be time-inconsistent. It proposes a new 'coefficient optimisation' approach that improves upon the timeless perspective method of Woodford (2003) in deterministic problems, and on average in stochastic problems, without resorting to asymptotic ('unconditional') loss comparisons.

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  • Charles Brendon, 2009. "Optimal Time-Invariant Monetary Policy," Economics Series Working Papers 463, University of Oxford, Department of Economics.
  • Handle: RePEc:oxf:wpaper:463
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    Keywords

    Timeless perspective; Time consistency; Optimal monetary policy; Time-invariant policy;

    JEL classification:

    • E31 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Prices, Business Fluctuations, and Cycles - - - Price Level; Inflation; Deflation
    • 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
    • E61 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Macroeconomic Policy, Macroeconomic Aspects of Public Finance, and General Outlook - - - Policy Objectives; Policy Designs and Consistency; Policy Coordination

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