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Optimal Monetary Policy in a Channel System of Interest-Rate Control

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  • Aleksander Berentzen

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  • Cyril Monnet

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This paper studies optimal interest-rate policies when the central bank operates a channel system of interest-rate control. We conduct our analysis in a dynamic general equilibrium model with infinitely-lived agents who are subject to idiosyncratic trading shocks which generate random liquidity needs. In response to these shocks agents either borrow against collateral or deposit money at the central bank at the specified rates. We show that it is optimal to have a strictly positive interest-rate corridor if the opportunity cost of holding collateral is strictly positive and that the optimal corridor is strictly decreasing in the collateral's real return

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  • Aleksander Berentzen & Cyril Monnet, 2006. "Optimal Monetary Policy in a Channel System of Interest-Rate Control," 2006 Meeting Papers 572, Society for Economic Dynamics.
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    Keywords

    Optimal Monetary Policy; Channel System; Interest Rate Rule; Essential Money;

    JEL classification:

    • E4 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Money and Interest Rates
    • E5 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Monetary Policy, Central Banking, and the Supply of Money and Credit

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