Realized and optimal monetary policy rules in an estimated Markov-switching DSGE model of the United Kingdom

Chen, X. and MacDonald, R. (2012) Realized and optimal monetary policy rules in an estimated Markov-switching DSGE model of the United Kingdom. Journal of Money, Credit and Banking, 44(6), pp. 1091-1116. (doi:10.1111/j.1538-4616.2012.00524.x)

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Abstract

This paper investigates underlying changes in the UK economy over the past 35 years using a small open economy dynamic stochastic general equilibrium model. Using Bayesian analysis, we find UK monetary policy, nominal price rigidity and exogenous shocks, are all subject to regime shifts. A model incorporating these changes is used to estimate the realized monetary policy and derive the optimal monetary policy rule for the United Kingdom. This allows us to assess the effectiveness of the realized policy in terms of stabilizing economic fluctuations, and, in turn, provide an indication of whether there is room for the monetary authorities to further improve their policies.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:MacDonald, Professor Ronald
Authors: Chen, X., and MacDonald, R.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > Adam Smith Business School > Economics
Journal Name:Journal of Money, Credit and Banking
ISSN:0022-2879
ISSN (Online):1538-4616
Published Online:26 August 2012

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