Monetary Policy with State Contingent Interest Rates
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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