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Money in the Bank (of Canada)

David Longworth ()

Technical Reports from Bank of Canada

Abstract: With the demise of monetary targeting over the past 20 years in many major countries, the question has arisen as to whether central banks should look at money at all when formulating and conducting monetary policy. The author argues that the mainstream paradigm, which gives no useful role to money, is unlikely to capture the full richness of the transmission mechanism. Moreover, on the face of it, the empirical evidence in Canada is inconsistent with the mainstream paradigm. For these reasons, the Bank of Canada devotes significant attention in its research, analysis, and communication to the behaviour of monetary aggregates and their possible role in the transmission mechanism. This report describes the use of the aggregates as of the end of 2001.

Keywords: Monetary aggregates; Transmission of monetary policy (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: E50 E51 E52 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 37 pages
Date: 2003
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