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The industrial impact of monetary shocks during the inflation targeting era in Australia

In this article we analyse the industrial impact of monetary shocks since inflation targeting has been introduced in Australia (1990). These impacts are quantified by constructing a structural vector autoregressive (SVAR) model for a small open economy. Our results show that construction and manufacturing industries exhibit a significant reduction in gross value added (GVA) after an unanticipated rise in the official cash rate. However, the finance and insurance industry, and the mining industry, seem to be unaffected by these shocks.

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Paper provided by University of Tasmania, School of Economics and Finance in its series Working Papers with number 2012-12.

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Length: 32 pages
Date of creation: 17 Jan 2013
Date of revision: 17 Jan 2013
Publication status: Published by the University of Tasmania. Discussion paper 2012-12
Handle: RePEc:tas:wpaper:15934
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