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Cost-Benefit Analysis of Leaning Against the Wind

Cost-Benefit Analysis of Leaning Against the Wind »

Source: Cost-Benefit Analysis of Leaning Against the Wind

Volume/Issue: 2016/3

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Lars Svensson

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 11 January 2016

ISBN: 9781498314787

Keywords: macroprudential policy, unemployment, unemployment rate, debt, marginal cost, benchmark, Monetary Policy (Targets, Instruments, and Effects), All Countries

“Leaning against the wind” (LAW) with a higher monetary policy interest rate may have benefits in terms of lower real debt growth and associated lower probability of a financial crisis but has costs in terms of hig...

Foreign Exchange Intervention under Policy Uncertainty*

Foreign Exchange Intervention under Policy Uncertainty* »

Source: Foreign Exchange Intervention under Policy Uncertainty

Volume/Issue: 2016/67

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Gustavo Adler , Ruy Lama , and Juan Pablo Medina Guzman

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 17 March 2016

ISBN: 9781475520415

Keywords: Foreign Exchange Intervention, Monetary Policy, Learning, inflation, central bank, exchange, currency, Open Economy Macroeconomics,

We study the use of foreign exchange (FX) intervention as an additional policy instrument in an environment with learning, where agents infer the central bank policy rules from its policy actions. Under full inform...

Goal-Independent Central Banks

Goal-Independent Central Banks »

Source: Goal-Independent Central Banks : Why Politicians Decide to Delegate

Volume/Issue: 2006/256

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Christopher Crowe

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 November 2006

ISBN: 9781451865165

Keywords: coalition formation, treatment effects, monetary policy, central bank, inflation aversion, independent central bank, Noncooperative Games, Models of Political Processes: Rent-seeking, Elections, Legislatures

A motivation for central bank independence (CBI) is that policy delegation helps politicians manage diverse coalitions. This paper develops a model of coalition formation that predicts when delegation will occur. A...

Price Subsidies and the Conduct of Monetary Policy

Price Subsidies and the Conduct of Monetary Policy »

Volume/Issue: 2012/15

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Nooman Rebei , and Mohamed Safouane Ben Aissa

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 2012

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781463931209.001

ISBN: 9781463931209

Keywords: Taylor rules, optimal monetary policy, general equilibrium, government subsidies, Bayesian estimation, inflation, inflation rates, monetary economics, General Aggregative Models,

This paper investigates optimized monetary policy rules in the presence of government intervention to stabilize prices of certain categories of goods and services. The paper estimates a small-scale, structural equi...

Cost-Benefit Analysis of Leaning Against the Wind

Cost-Benefit Analysis of Leaning Against the Wind »

Volume/Issue: 2016/3

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Lars Svensson

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 11 January 2016

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781498314787.001

ISBN: 9781498314787

Keywords: macroprudential policy, unemployment, unemployment rate, debt, marginal cost, benchmark, Monetary Policy (Targets, Instruments, and Effects), All Countries

“Leaning against the wind” (LAW) with a higher monetary policy interest rate may have benefits in terms of lower real debt growth and associated lower probability of a financial crisis but has costs in terms of hig...

Foreign Exchange Intervention under Policy Uncertainty

Foreign Exchange Intervention under Policy Uncertainty »

Volume/Issue: 2016/67

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Gustavo Adler , Ruy Lama , and Juan Pablo Medina Guzman

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 17 March 2016

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475520415.001

ISBN: 9781475520415

Keywords: Foreign Exchange Intervention, Monetary Policy, Learning, inflation, central bank, exchange, currency, Open Economy Macroeconomics,

We study the use of foreign exchange (FX) intervention as an additional policy instrument in an environment with learning, where agents infer the central bank policy rules from its policy actions. Under full inform...

Goal-Independent Central Banks
			: Why Politicians Decide to Delegate

Goal-Independent Central Banks : Why Politicians Decide to Delegate »

Volume/Issue: 2006/256

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Christopher Crowe

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 November 2006

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451865165.001

ISBN: 9781451865165

Keywords: coalition formation, treatment effects, monetary policy, central bank, inflation aversion, independent central bank, Noncooperative Games, Models of Political Processes: Rent-seeking, Elections, Legislatures

A motivation for central bank independence (CBI) is that policy delegation helps politicians manage diverse coalitions. This paper develops a model of coalition formation that predicts when delegation will occur. A...

What Measure of Inflation Should a Developing Country Central Bank Target?

What Measure of Inflation Should a Developing Country Central Bank Target? »

Volume/Issue: 2015/205

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Rahul Anand , Eswar Prasad , and Boyang Zhang

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 23 September 2015

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781513572574.001

ISBN: 9781513572574

Keywords: monetary policy framework, core inflation, headline inflation, financial frictions, inflation, economies, welfare, Monetary Policy (Targets, Instruments, and Effects),

In closed or open economy models with complete markets, targeting core inflation enables monetary policy to maximize welfare by replicating the flexible price equilibrium. We analyze this result in the context of d...

Price Subsidies and the Conduct of Monetary Policy

Price Subsidies and the Conduct of Monetary Policy »

Source: Price Subsidies and the Conduct of Monetary Policy

Volume/Issue: 2012/15

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Nooman Rebei , and Mohamed Safouane Ben Aissa

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 2012

ISBN: 9781463931209

Keywords: Taylor rules, optimal monetary policy, general equilibrium, government subsidies, Bayesian estimation, inflation, inflation rates, monetary economics, General Aggregative Models,

This paper investigates optimized monetary policy rules in the presence of government intervention to stabilize prices of certain categories of goods and services. The paper estimates a small-scale, structural equi...

What Measure of Inflation Should a Developing Country Central Bank Target?1

What Measure of Inflation Should a Developing Country Central Bank Target?1 »

Source: What Measure of Inflation Should a Developing Country Central Bank Target?

Volume/Issue: 2015/205

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Rahul Anand , Eswar Prasad , and Boyang Zhang

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 23 September 2015

ISBN: 9781513572574

Keywords: monetary policy framework, core inflation, headline inflation, financial frictions, inflation, economies, welfare, Monetary Policy (Targets, Instruments, and Effects),

In closed or open economy models with complete markets, targeting core inflation enables monetary policy to maximize welfare by replicating the flexible price equilibrium. We analyze this result in the context of d...