Eyler, Robert and Sonora, Robert (2010): Is a National Monetary Policy Optimal?
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Monetary policy has differential effects throughout the United States. When setting monetary policy, central banks must consider how national and regional economic goals are being achieved. In this study, the methods and evidence are focused on using structural VAR analysis, assuming that the United States has an interest rate channel of monetary policy. The methods estimate the symmetry and magnitude of monetary shocks on income, unemployment and prices in major metropolitan statistical areas (MSAs) of the United States as compared to the national effects. As in Carlino and Defina (1998) and Florio (2005), differential regional effects connect to optima currency areas (OCA) literature, the advent of the Euro, increased regionalism, and the possibility of more monetary unions forming worldwide. Events in early 2010 concerning the Euro's stability show the importance of monitoring regions and their reactions to policy.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Is a National Monetary Policy Optimal?|
|Keywords:||E52 , E61, E37, R12|
|Subjects:||E - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics > E5 - Monetary Policy, Central Banking, and the Supply of Money and Credit > E52 - Monetary Policy
R - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics > R1 - General Regional Economics > R12 - Size and Spatial Distributions of Regional Economic Activity
E - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics > E3 - Prices, Business Fluctuations, and Cycles > E37 - Forecasting and Simulation: Models and Applications
E - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics > E6 - Macroeconomic Policy, Macroeconomic Aspects of Public Finance, Macroeconomic Policy, and General Outlook > E61 - Policy Objectives; Policy Designs and Consistency; Policy Coordination
|Depositing User:||Sonora Robert J|
|Date Deposited:||03. Sep 2010 14:37|
|Last Modified:||16. Jan 2014 00:02|
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