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Unconventional Monetary Policy In A Small Open Economy

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  • Margaux MacDonald

    (Queen's University)

  • Michal Ksawery Popiel

    (Queen's University)

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This paper investigates the effects of unconventional monetary policy in Canada. We use recently proposed methods to construct a shadow interest rate that captures monetary policy at the zero lower bound (ZLB) and estimate a small open economy Bayesian structural vector autoregressive (B-SVAR) model. Controlling for the US macroeconomic and monetary policy variables, we find that Canadian unconventional monetary policy increased Canadian output by 0.23% per month on average between April 2009 and June 2010. Our empirical framework also allows us to quantify the effects of US unconventional monetary policy, which raised US and Canadian output by 1.21% and 1.94% per month, respectively, on average over the 2008--2015 period.

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  • Margaux MacDonald & Michal Ksawery Popiel, 2016. "Unconventional Monetary Policy In A Small Open Economy," Working Paper 1367, Economics Department, Queen's University.
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    international monetary policy transmission; small open economy; unconventional monetary policy; Bayesian structural VAR; zero lower bound;
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    • 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
    • F42 - International Economics - - Macroeconomic Aspects of International Trade and Finance - - - International Policy Coordination and Transmission

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