Brooks, Robert and Harris, Mark and Spencer, Christopher (2007): An Inflated Ordered Probit Model of Monetary Policy: Evidence from MPC Voting Data.
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Even in the face of a continuously changing economic environment, interest rates often remain unadjusted for long periods. When rates are moved, the norm is for a series of small unidirectional discrete basis-point changes. To explain these phenomena we suggest a two-equation system combining a “long-run” equation explaining a binary decision to change or not change the interest-rate, and a “shortrun” one based on a simple monetary policy rule. We account for unobserved heterogeneity in both equations, applying the model to unique unit-record level data on the voting preferences of Bank of England Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) members.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||An Inflated Ordered Probit Model of Monetary Policy: Evidence from MPC Voting Data|
|Keywords:||Interest rates; voting; discrete data; ordered models; inflated outcomes; monetary policy committee|
|Subjects:||E - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics > E5 - Monetary Policy, Central Banking, and the Supply of Money and Credit
C - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods > C2 - Single Equation Models; Single Variables
|Depositing User:||Christopher Spencer|
|Date Deposited:||28. Apr 2008 19:08|
|Last Modified:||12. Feb 2013 10:14|
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