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The price puzzle and monetary policy transmission mechanism in Pakistan: Structural vector autoregressive approach

Javid, Muhammad and Munir, Kashif (2011): The price puzzle and monetary policy transmission mechanism in Pakistan: Structural vector autoregressive approach. Forthcoming in: The Pakistan Development Review , Vol. 49, No. 4 (2011)

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Abstract

This paper address the issue of monetary policy effectiveness and the price puzzle, a positive response of prices to monetary tightening, in Pakistan. Study examines the effects of monetary policy shock on price level and other macroeconomic variables such as output, exchange rate and money supply within the structural VAR framework over the period 1992: M1 to 2010:M08. We find that a contractionary monetary policy shock has a positive effect on prices and the output increase over some horizon following the monetary tightening but continuously falls after initial rise. The results also indicate that monetary contractions in Pakistan over period reviewed associated with persistent depreciation of domestic currency value relative to the U.S. dollar.

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