Leon, Costas (2006): The Taylor rule: can it be supported by the data?
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The Taylor equation is a simple monetary policy rule that determines the Central Bank’s policy rate as a function of inflation and output. A significant body of literature verifies the consistency of the Taylor rule with the data. However, recently there has been a growing literature regarding the validity of the estimated parameters due to the non-stationarity of the interest rate. In this paper I test the consistency of the Taylor rule with the Greek data for the period 1996-2004. It appears that the data do not support the Taylor rule in the sense that they do not form a cointegration set of variables. Therefore, the estimated parameters should be considered fragile and the forecasting for the interest rate as a function of inflation and output should not be expected to be adequately consistent with the actual data.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Institution:||Democritus University of Thrace|
|Original Title:||The Taylor rule: can it be supported by the data?|
|Keywords:||Taylor rule; Monetary policy; Central bank; EMU; Greece|
|Subjects:||F - International Economics > F4 - Macroeconomic Aspects of International Trade and Finance > F41 - Open Economy Macroeconomics
E - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics > E5 - Monetary Policy, Central Banking, and the Supply of Money and Credit > E58 - Central Banks and Their Policies
|Depositing User:||Costas Leon|
|Date Deposited:||04. Feb 2007|
|Last Modified:||14. Feb 2013 02:54|
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