Speed Limit Policy and Liquidity Traps
Sebastian Schmidt () and
No 2018-050, Finance and Economics Discussion Series from Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (U.S.)
The zero lower bound (ZLB) constraint on interest rates makes speed limit policies (SLPs)---policies aimed at stabilizing the output growth---less effective. Away from the ZLB, the history dependence induced by a concern for output growth stabilization improves the inflation-output tradeoff for a discretionary central bank. However, in the aftermath of a deep recession with a binding ZLB, a central bank with an objective for output growth stabilization aims to engineer a more gradual increase in output than under the standard discretionary policy. The anticipation of a more restrained recovery exacerbates the declines in inflation and output when the lower bound is binding.
Keywords: Liquidity traps; Markov-perfect equilibrium; Speed limit policy; Zero lower bound (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: E52 E61 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 27 pages
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