Monetary Policy Analysis: An Undergraduate Toolkit
We develop simple diagrams that can be used by undergraduates to understand interest rate setting by policy- makers. We combine an inflation target, Fisher equation, policy reaction function and short and long run aggregate supply analysis to give a depiction of the policy problem. We illustrate the appropriate response by the policy maker to each of a positive shock to demand, a negative supply shock and dislodged inflation expectations. We also illustrate the problems of a zero bound for policy rates within this framework and consider the role of an interest rate rule in offsetting money market perturbations. Some key readings are introduced.
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- Chadha, J.S. & Charles Nolan, 2002.
"Optimal Simple Rules for the Conduct of Monetary and Fiscal Policy,"
Cambridge Working Papers in Economics
0224, Faculty of Economics, University of Cambridge.
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"Growth Theory and After,"
American Economic Review,
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- Chadha, J.S. & Corrado, L., 2007.
"On the Determinacy of Monetary Policy under Expectational Errors,"
Cambridge Working Papers in Economics
0722, Faculty of Economics, University of Cambridge.
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"Reconnecting Money to Inflation: The Role of the External Finance Premium,"
Studies in Economics
0816, School of Economics, University of Kent.
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"Monetary Policy Analysis in Models Without Money,"
NBER Working Papers
8174, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
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