A positive theory of monetary policy and robust control
Juha Kilponen ()
Macroeconomics from University Library of Munich, Germany
This paper applies the robust control approach to a simple positive theory of monetary policy, when the central bank’s model of the economy is subject to misspecifications. It is shown that a central bank should react more aggressively to supply shocks when the model misspecifications grow larger. Moreover, the model misspecifications aggravate the inflation bias and a trade-off between output stabilisation and inflation worsens when the uncertainty surrounding the central bank’s model increases. This implies that the larger the model misspecifications are, the more inflation-averse the central bank should be.
Keywords: risk-sensitivity; robust control theory; monetary policy; Brainard conservatism; model uncertainty (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: E58 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 26 pages
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Working Paper: A positive theory of monetary policy and robust control (2004)
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