Investigating Monetary Policy Spillovers from the United States of America to Jamaica
André Murray ()
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André Murray: Bank of Jamaica
Chapter 9 in International Spillovers of Monetary Policy, 2017, pp 287-319 from Centro de Estudios Monetarios Latinoamericanos, CEMLA
This paper investigates the evidence of monetary policy spillovers from the United States of America (USA) to financial conditions and monetary policy decisions in Jamaica. It utilizes the method developed by Lombardi and Zhu (2014) to derive shadow policy interest rates for Jamaica as well as the shadow policy rate for the USA derived by Wu and Xia (2016), then employs a standard structural vector auto regressive (SVAR) model to identify the monetary policy shocks. Utilizing shadow policy rates is key to identifying the true monetary policy stance in both countries given their extensive use of unconventional monetary policy tools following the 2008 global financial crisis (GFC), albeit for different reasons. The results suggest that there are direct monetary policy spillovers from the USA to Jamaica. However, the largest spillover was indirectly through the response of the monetary authority in Jamaica to the us policy’s impact on relative prices.
Keywords: monetary policy; international spillovers; Taylor rule (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: E52 E58 F33 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Note: Joint Research Program XX Meeting of the Central Bank Researchers Network
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