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The role of carry trades on the effectiveness of Japan's quantitative easing

Thomas Chuffart () and Cyril Dell'Eva

International Economics, 2020, vol. 161, issue C, 30-40

Abstract: This paper investigates how carry trades altered the efficiency of the Japanese quantitative easing policy between March 1995 and September 2010. Monetary policy shocks are identified by means of a data-driven Structural VAR approach. Accordingly, our results rely exclusively on the statistical properties of the data through non-Gaussian identification. We show that carry trades, by altering the portfolio re-balancing channel, have attenuated the impact of the Japanese quantitative easing policy on growth.

Keywords: Carry trades; Unconventional monetary policy; Data-driven structural VAR; Japan (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: C32 C54 E5 E52 E58 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2020
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DOI: 10.1016/j.inteco.2019.11.001

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