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Solving for Optimal Simple Rules in Rational Expectations Models

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This paper presents techniques to solve for optimal simple monetary policy rules in rational expectations models. Both pre-commitment and discretionary solutions are considered. The techniques described are notable for the flexibility they provide over the structure of the policy rule being solved for. Specifically, not all state variables need enter the rule. This allows rules optimal, conditional on a specified information set or structure, to be easily constructed. The algorithms are illustrated through application to the models in Clarida, Gali, and Gertler (1999) and Rudebusch (2000).

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  • Richard Dennis, 2001. "Solving for Optimal Simple Rules in Rational Expectations Models," Computing in Economics and Finance 2001 30, Society for Computational Economics.
  • Handle: RePEc:sce:scecf1:30
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    Keywords

    Rational expectations; Discretion; Pre-commitment; Policy evaluation;

    JEL classification:

    • C61 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Mathematical Methods; Programming Models; Mathematical and Simulation Modeling - - - Optimization Techniques; Programming Models; Dynamic Analysis
    • C62 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Mathematical Methods; Programming Models; Mathematical and Simulation Modeling - - - Existence and Stability Conditions of Equilibrium
    • E58 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Monetary Policy, Central Banking, and the Supply of Money and Credit - - - Central Banks and Their Policies

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