Painless Disinflation? Monetary Policy Rules in Hungary, 1991-1999
40 Pages Posted: 12 Jan 2001
Date Written: September 2001
We estimate a small structural model for inflation, the output gap, the domestic interest rate and the exchange rate for Hungary during the period of the transition (1991-1999). The transmission of monetary policy impulses to macro variables is characterized in a similar fashion to that of advanced open industrial countries. In particular, in the context of our rational expectations, forward-looking model, the interest rate channel on aggregate demand and the exchange-rate channel work together as parts of the same disinflation policy. We draw several conclusions on understanding and modeling the effects of monetary policy, and also on the desirable design of policy rules during the process of disinflation.
Keywords: disinflation policy, interest rate rules, transition economies, small open-economy macro models, estimation and simulation of rational expectations models
Keywords: Disinflation policy, Interest rate rules, Transition economies, Small open-economy macro models, Estimation and simulation of rational expectations models.
JEL Classification: E17, E52, P24
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