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Monetary Policy with State Contingent Interest Rates

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  • Pedro Teles
  • Bernardino Adao
  • Isabel Correia

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What instruments of monetary policy must be used in order to implement a unique equilibrium? This paper revisits the issues addressed by Poole (1970) and Sargent and Wallace (1975) on the multiplicity of equilibria when policy is conducted with either interest rate or money supply rules. We show that if monetary policy is conducted with both interest rates and money supplies as independent instruments it is possible to implement a unique equilibrium. This policy may require the government to set interest rates for all dates and states and in addition set exogenously the money supply every period in some, but not all, states. We show that an alternative policy that would implement a unique equilibrium sets exogenously the state contingent nominal interest rates as well as the initial money supply. These results hold whether prices are flexible or set in advance.

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  • Pedro Teles & Bernardino Adao & Isabel Correia, 2004. "Monetary Policy with State Contingent Interest Rates," 2004 Meeting Papers 813, Society for Economic Dynamics.
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    1. Bernardino Adão & Isabel Correia & Pedro Teles, 2004. "Monetary policy with single instrument feedback rules," Working Paper Series WP-04-30, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago.
    2. García, Carlos J. & González, Wildo D., 2013. "Exchange rate intervention in small open economies: The role of risk premium and commodity price shocks," International Review of Economics & Finance, Elsevier, vol. 25(C), pages 424-447.
    3. Carlos Garcia & Wildo Gonzalez, 2010. "Is more exchange rate intervention necessary in small open economies? The role of risk premium and commodity shocks," ILADES-Georgetown University Working Papers inv248, Ilades-Georgetown University, Universidad Alberto Hurtado/School of Economics and Bussines.

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    Keywords

    Monetary policy; policy instruments; sticky prices; state-contingent interest rates.;

    JEL classification:

    • E31 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Prices, Business Fluctuations, and Cycles - - - Price Level; Inflation; Deflation
    • E40 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Money and Interest Rates - - - General
    • E52 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Monetary Policy, Central Banking, and the Supply of Money and Credit - - - Monetary Policy

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