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Measuring the effects of monetary policy in Pakistan: A factor augmented vector autoregressive approach

Munir, Kashif and Qayyum, Abdul (2012): Measuring the effects of monetary policy in Pakistan: A factor augmented vector autoregressive approach.

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Abstract

This paper examines the effects of monetary policy in Pakistan economy using a data rich environment. We used the Factor Augmented Vector Autoregressive (FAVAR) methodology, which contains 115 monthly variables for the period 1992:01 to 2010:12. We compare the results of VAR and FAVAR model and the results showed that FAVAR model explains the effects of monetary policy which are consistent with theory and better than VAR model. VAR model shows the existence of price puzzle and liquidity puzzle in Pakistan while FAVAR model did not provide any evidence of puzzles. FAVAR model supports the effectiveness of interest rate channel in Pakistan.

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