Financial Instability And Optimal Monetary Policy Rule

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This paper investigates the effect of financial instability on the design of monetary policy rule for a small open economy. The authors find evidence that optimal monetary policy rule reacts directly to financial imbalances and, as a result, to the real exchange rate movements. However, optimal rule would not react to the real exchange rate changes directly if central bank does not care about the financial instability. For a quantitative analysis, impulse responses of some macroeconomic variables and financial instability to the domestic productivity and foreign country output shocks, resulting from simulation, are also analyzed in this paper.

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