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Analysis and evaluation of the Monetary Policy Transmission Channels in the CEMAC: A SVAR and SPVAR Approaches

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  • BIKAI, J. Landry
  • KENKOUO, Guy Albert

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This paper’s main objective is to analyse and identify the the effects of monetary policy decisions on activity and inflation, and determines the main transmission channel in the CEMAC area. The results suggest that: (i) for each country, using a SVAR, the transmission mechanisms are very weak, and the common monetary policy has asymmetrical lagged effects on activity. We specifically found that the transmission mechanisms barely work in Congo, the Central African Republic, Gabon, Tchad and Equatorial Guinea, but a shock on broad money and the policy rate of the central bank has significant but weak effects on activity in Cameroon; and (ii) the Panel VAR analysis also confirms the weakness of the transmission mechanisms in the sub region. However, a positive shock on credit exhibits inflationary effects that last about three quarters.

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  • BIKAI, J. Landry & KENKOUO, Guy Albert, 2015. "Analysis and evaluation of the Monetary Policy Transmission Channels in the CEMAC: A SVAR and SPVAR Approaches," MPRA Paper 78227, University Library of Munich, Germany.
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    Keywords

    Monetary policy; SVAR model; PVAR model;

    JEL classification:

    • C32 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Multiple or Simultaneous Equation Models; Multiple Variables - - - Time-Series Models; Dynamic Quantile Regressions; Dynamic Treatment Effect Models; Diffusion Processes; State Space Models
    • 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
    • P24 - Economic Systems - - Socialist Systems and Transition Economies - - - National Income, Product, and Expenditure; Money; Inflation

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