تنظیمات بانک های مرکزی در ژاپن، بریتانیا، و ایالات متحده آمریکا
|کد مقاله||سال انتشار||مقاله انگلیسی||ترجمه فارسی||تعداد کلمات|
|24646||2004||13 صفحه PDF||سفارش دهید||محاسبه نشده|
Publisher : Elsevier - Science Direct (الزویر - ساینس دایرکت)
Journal : Japan and the World Economy, Volume 16, Issue 1, January 2004, Pages 81–93
From the relative weight on output and inflation fluctuations in the Central Bank’s loss function, we can see which goal the monetary authority dislikes. I propose the method to estimate this weight, which is different from Cecchetti and Ehrmann [Does Inflation Targeting Increase Output Volatility? An International Comparison of Policymakers’ Preferences and Outcomes. NBER Working Paper 7426], and examine monetary policies in Japan, the UK, and the US after the first oil shock. It is found that the UK has the most aversion to output variability among the three in the full sample and that all of the three countries have disliked inflation variability from about 1980.
In the literature about the monetary policy, it is standard to assume that Central Bank’s loss function depends on output and inflation fluctuations. Thus, the loss function can be specified as the weighted sum of squared deviations of output and inflation from their desired levels. From the relative weight on output and inflation fluctuations in the loss function, we can see which goal the Central Bank dislikes. For example, more weight on inflation fluctuations in a loss function implies that the Central Bank becomes to dislike inflation variability relative to output variability. Cecchetti and Ehrmann (1999) proposed the method to estimate this relative weight on output and inflation fluctuations.1 Their approach is a combination of the optimization problem of the monetary authority with the same structural vector autoregression (VAR) techniques as King et al. (1991). The optimization problem used in their method, however, is too simple. It is the one-period problem and its economic structure does not have microfoundations.2 This simplification of the model may lead us to gain the incorrect estimate of the relative weight in the loss function. In this paper, I propose an alternative method to estimate the weight using Svensson’s inflation forecast targeting model (Svensson, 1997 and Svensson, 1999 and the appendix in Svensson, 1998). This model is an infinite horizon optimization problem and its economic structure is the form of having microfoundations although it is backward-looking version. Using this more refined model, I examine monetary policies in Japan, the UK, and the US after the first oil shock.3 The results show that the UK has the most aversion to output variability among the three in the full sample. From the stability test, it is also found that these three countries have increased aversion to inflation volatility after 1979 or 1980. Section 2 introduces Svensson’s inflation forecast targeting model. Section 3 explains the method of the estimation and reports the results. Section 4 compares the method and the estimates in this paper with ones in Cecchetti and Ehrmann (1999). Section 5 presents conclusions. Appendix A and Appendix B contain some technical details.
نتیجه گیری انگلیسی
Using the more refined model than Cecchetti and Ehrmann (1999), I estimated the relative weight on inflation and output of the Central Bank’s loss function in Japan, the UK and the US after the first oil shock. And then, I compared the estimates among these countries and different periods for each country. If monetary policies in these countries after the first oil shock could be described by Svensson’s inflation forecast targeting model, there are two finding in this research. One is that the UK has put more weight on output-gap fluctuation than other two countries in the full sample. It was caused by the extreme aversion to output-gap during the 1970s. Another is that not only the UK but also Japan and the US have disliked inflation variability since about 1980. This change of the Central Bank’s preference in each country may have caused the more stable inflation rate in the recent decade.