Optimal irreversible monetary policy
Teruyoshi Kobayashi and
Tomohiro Sugo ()
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Tomohiro Sugo: Bank of Japan
No 2109, Discussion Papers from Graduate School of Economics, Kobe University
Real-world central banks have a strong aversion to policy reversals. Nevertheless, theoretical models of monetary policy within the dynamic general equilibrium framework normally ignore the irreversibility of interest rate control. In this paper, we develop a formal model that incorporates a central bank's discretionary optimization problem with an aversion to policy reversals. We show that, even under a discretionary regime, the optimal timing of liftoff from the zero lower bound is characterized by its history dependence, which arises from the option value to waiting, and there exists an optimal degree of policy irreversibility at which the social loss is minimized.
Pages: 40 pages
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