CFDP 1091

Evaluating Alternative Monetary Policy Rules

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Publication Date: February 1995

Pages: 21

Abstract: 

This paper examines monetary policy from an optimal control perspective. Three loss functions are minimized for each of three models, and the results are compared. The three loss functions target nominal growth, real growth, and inflation, respectively. The three models are a small structural model, a VAR model, and a large structural model. A numerical procedure is presented that can handle a variety of loss functions and models.

Keywords: 

Monetary rules, Optimal Fed behavior

JEL Classification Codes:  E52

See CFP: 940