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Monetary Policy with State Contingent Interest Rates

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  • Pedro Teles

    (Banco de Portugal, Universidade Catolica Portuguesa and CEPR)

  • Isabel Correia

    (Banco de Portugal, Universidade Catolica Portuguesa and CEPR)

  • Bernardino Adão

    (Banco de Portugal)

Abstract

Under a monetary policy rule for the nominal interest rate, i.e. the return on risk-free short-term nominal bonds, there may be a unique local equilibrium, but there are in general multiple global equilibria. We show that the appropriate interest rate instruments under uncertainty are state-contingent interest rates, i.e. the nominal returns on state-contingent nominal assets. A policy that pegs the state-contingent interest rates implements a unique equilibrium globally. This policy is particularly relevant at the zero bound.

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  • Pedro Teles & Isabel Correia & Bernardino Adão, 2009. "Monetary Policy with State Contingent Interest Rates," 2009 Meeting Papers 960, 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. 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.
    3. 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.

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    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
    • E58 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Monetary Policy, Central Banking, and the Supply of Money and Credit - - - Central Banks and Their Policies
    • E62 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Macroeconomic Policy, Macroeconomic Aspects of Public Finance, and General Outlook - - - Fiscal Policy
    • E63 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Macroeconomic Policy, Macroeconomic Aspects of Public Finance, and General Outlook - - - Comparative or Joint Analysis of Fiscal and Monetary Policy; Stabilization; Treasury Policy

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