The Effects of Asset Purchases and Normalization of US Monetary Policy
Ryuzo Miyao and
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Naoko Hara: Deputy Director and Economist, Institute for Monetary and Economic Studies, Bank of Japan (E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org)
Ryuzo Miyao: Professor, Faculty of Economics, University of Tokyo (E-mail: email@example.com)
Tatsuyoshi Okimoto: Associate Professor, Crawford School of Public Policy, Australian National University, and Visiting Fellow, Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry (RIETI) (E-mail: tatsuyoshi. firstname.lastname@example.org)
No 19-E-16, IMES Discussion Paper Series from Institute for Monetary and Economic Studies, Bank of Japan
This paper examines changes in the effects of unconventional monetary policies in the US. To this end, we estimate a Markov-switching VAR model with absorbing regimes to capture possible structural changes. Our results detect regime changes around the beginning of 2011 and the middle of 2013. Before 2011, the US large-scale asset purchases (LSAPs) had relatively large impacts on the real economy and prices, but after the middle of 2013, their effects were weaker and less-persistent. In addition, after the middle of 2013, which includes the monetary policy normalization period, the asset purchase (or balance sheet) shocks had slightly weaker effects than during the early stage of the LSAPs but stronger effects than during the late stage of the LSAPs, while interest rate shocks had insignificant effects on the real economy and prices. Finally, our results suggest that the positive responses of durables and capital goods expenditures to interest rate shocks weakened the negative impacts of interest rate hikes after the middle of 2013 including the period of monetary policy normalization.
Keywords: Quantitative easing; Unconventional monetary policy; LSAP; MSVAR (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: C32 E21 E52 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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