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Changing Policy Rule Parameters Implied by the Median SEP Paths

Edward Knotek ()

Economic Commentary, 2019, issue April

Abstract: This Commentary estimates the implied parameters of simple monetary policy rules using the median paths for the federal funds rate and other economic variables provided in the Federal Open Market Committee?s Summary of Economic Projections (SEP). The implied policy rule parameters appear to have changed over time, as the federal funds rate projections have become less responsive to the unemployment gap. This finding could reflect changes in policymakers? preferences, uncertainty over other aspects of the policy rule, or limitations of estimating simple monetary policy rules from the median SEP paths.

Keywords: Monetary Policy; Federal Open Market Committee (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2019
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