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Measuring the Stance of Monetary Policy in a Time-Varying

Fernando Pérez Forero ()

No 2017-102, Working Papers from Peruvian Economic Association

Abstract: The stance of monetary policy is a general interest for academics, policy makers and the private sector. The latter is not necessarily observable, since the Fed have used different monetary instruments at different points in time. This paper provides a measure of this stance for the last forty five years, which is a weighted average of a pool of instruments. We extend Bernanke and Mihov (1998)'s Interbank Market model by allowing structural parameters and shock variances to change over time. In particular, we follow the recent work of Canova and Pérez Forero (2015) for estimating non-recursive TVC-VARs with Bayesian Methods. The estimated stance measure describes how tight/loose was monetary policy over time and takes into account the uncertainty related with posterior estimates of time varying parameters. Finally, we present how has monetary transmission mechanism changed over time, focusing our attention in the period after the Great Recession.

Keywords: SVARs; Interbank Market; Operating Procedures; Monetary Policy Stance; Time-varying parameters; Bayesian Methods; Multi-move Metropolis within Gibbs Sampling (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: C11 E51 E52 E58 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-cba, nep-ecm, nep-mac and nep-mon
Date: 2017-08
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