The Impact of Federal Reserve Asset Purchase Programmes: Another Twist

8 Pages Posted: 12 Sep 2012 Last revised: 25 Sep 2013

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Jack Meaning

University of Kent - Canterbury Campus

Feng Zhu

Ant Financial

Date Written: March 1, 2012

Abstract

This article examines the effectiveness of recent Federal Reserve asset purchase programmes. We estimate that once we control for factors such as the size and the maturity profile of Treasury issuance, the new Maturity Extension Program (MEP) could have an impact comparable to the one we estimate for the Large-Scale Asset Purchase (LSAP) programme. The effectiveness of such programmes is limited by Treasury debt management policy. Indeed, the Treasury's extension of the average maturity of outstanding debt during LSAP is likely to have pushed up the 10-year bond yield significantly.

JEL Classification: E52, E63

Suggested Citation

Meaning, Jack and Zhu, Feng, The Impact of Federal Reserve Asset Purchase Programmes: Another Twist (March 1, 2012). BIS Quarterly Review, March 2012, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2100400

Jack Meaning (Contact Author)

University of Kent - Canterbury Campus ( email )

Keynes College
Canterbury, Kent CT2 7NP
United Kingdom

Feng Zhu

Ant Financial ( email )

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