The Impact Of Monetary Policy On Economic Activity - Evidence From A Meta-analysis

Download Now Date Added: Apr 2010
Format: PDF

This paper presents the findings a meta-analysis identifying the causes of variation in the impact of monetary policies on economic development. The sample of observations included in the authors' meta-analysis is drawn from primary studies that uniformly employ Vector AutoRegressive (VAR) models. Their findings reveal that capital intensity, financial deepening, the inflation rate, and economic size are important in explaining the variation in outcomes across regions and over time. Differences in the type of models used in the primary studies also significantly contribute to the explanation of the variation in study outcomes.