EconPapers    
Economics at your fingertips  
 

Monetary Aggregates and Monetary Policy in Peru

Erick Lahura

No 1704, BCAM Working Papers from Birkbeck Centre for Applied Macroeconomics

Abstract: This paper investigates empirically the usefulness of monetary aggregates as information variables in the conduct of monetary policy. For this purpose, some recent advances on the topic were used, which include the analysis of both real-time and revised final data, and the application of Bayesian model averaging to allow for model uncertainty regarding the lag length and number of cointegrating relationships. In this paper, money is considered as an information variable for Wt (e.g. output or prices) if the following two criteria are satisfied: (i) Mt is strongly exogenous, and (ii) Mt Granger-causes Wt. Strong exogeneity is relevant because it validates conditional forecasting of Wt using monetary aggregates as conditioning variables. The results show no strong evidence supporting the usefulness of monetary aggregates as information variables for prices or output. However, this does not preclude their potential use as information variables for other macroeconomic targets such as financial stability.

Keywords: Bayesian Model Averaging; cointegration; Granger causality; monetary aggregates; monetary policy; real-time data; strong exogeneity. (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: C32 E52 E58 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-mac and nep-mon
Date: 2017-08
References: View references in EconPapers View complete reference list from CitEc
Citations: Track citations by RSS feed

Downloads: (external link)
http://www.bbk.ac.uk/ems/research/BirkCAM/working-papers/BCAM1704.pdf First version, 2017 (application/pdf)

Related works:
Working Paper: Monetary Aggregates and Monetary Policy in Peru (2017) 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:bbk:bbkcam:1704

Ordering information: This working paper can be ordered from

Access Statistics for this paper

More papers in BCAM Working Papers from Birkbeck Centre for Applied Macroeconomics Malet St.,London WC1E 7HX, UK.
Bibliographic data for series maintained by ().

 
Page updated 2019-07-16
Handle: RePEc:bbk:bbkcam:1704