EconPapers    
Economics at your fingertips  
 

Fiscal stress and monetary policy stance in oil-exporting countries

Hao Jin () and Chen Xiong

Journal of International Money and Finance, 2021, vol. 111, issue C

Abstract: We documented that for some oil-exporting countries, the correlation between exchange rates and oil prices is strongly negative during periods of significant oil price drop but is much weaker during other periods. To interpret this time-varying asymmetric correlation, we develop and estimate a Markov-switching small open economy New Keynesian model with oil income as a source of government revenue. In particular, we allow monetary and fiscal policy coefficients to switch across “active” and “passive” regimes. Using data on Russia, our result shows that the policy combinations fluctuate. We find that active monetary policy isolates the exchange rate from oil price variations but changes to passively tolerate depreciation and inflation to support government debt when oil price drops place fiscal policy in a state of stress. Counterfactual policy experiments suggest policy regime switching is crucial to account for the observed asymmetric impact of oil prices on the exchange rate and that the transmission channels of oil price shocks differ significantly across policy regimes.

Keywords: Fiscal policy; Monetary policy; Exchange rate; Oil price (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: E52 E63 F41 Q43 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2021
References: View references in EconPapers View complete reference list from CitEc
Citations: Track citations by RSS feed

Downloads: (external link)
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0261560620302588
Full text for ScienceDirect subscribers only

Related works:
Working Paper: Fiscal Stress and Monetary Policy Stance in Oil-Exporting Countries (2020) Downloads
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.

Export reference: BibTeX RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan) HTML/Text

Persistent link: https://EconPapers.repec.org/RePEc:eee:jimfin:v:111:y:2021:i:c:s0261560620302588

DOI: 10.1016/j.jimonfin.2020.102302

Access Statistics for this article

Journal of International Money and Finance is currently edited by J. R. Lothian

More articles in Journal of International Money and Finance from Elsevier
Bibliographic data for series maintained by Catherine Liu ().

 
Page updated 2021-10-09
Handle: RePEc:eee:jimfin:v:111:y:2021:i:c:s0261560620302588