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Simple rules, discretion and monetary policy

Robert P. Flood

Simple rules, discretion and monetary policy

by Robert P. Flood

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Published by National Bureau of Economic Research in Cambridge, MA .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Monetary policy.,
  • Monetary policy -- Mathematical models.

  • Edition Notes

    StatementRobert Flood, Peter Isard.
    SeriesNBER working paper series -- working paper no. 2934, Working paper series (National Bureau of Economic Research) -- working paper no. 2934.
    ContributionsIsard, Peter., National Bureau of Economic Research.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination23 p. ;
    Number of Pages23
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL22437536M

    Under a strict rules-based approach to monetary policy, advocated most prominently by Milton Friedman and his followers, the policy instruments of the central bank would be set according to some simple and publicly announced formula, with little or no scope for modification or discretionary action on the part of policymakers. [1] For an overview of earlier debates see Robert Hetzel, “The Rules versus Discretion Debate Over Monetary Policy in the s.” Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond Economic Review (November ), p. and George Tavlas, “In Old Chicago: Simons, Friedman and the Development of Monetary-Policy Rules.

    Implications for rules and discretion • Mechanical rules, as an external constraint imposed on the central bank by society, are not an option. • There is no good alternative to leaving monetary policy to the discretion of policy makers – must be free to move in a crisis. Mar 29,  · Rules Vs Discretion 1. Did Government “indiscretion” cause the financial crisis? The resurrection of an old debate Carlos Madeira, Northwestern University, Dept of Economics March 20, For the Fed the recent financial crisis represents a change in public opinion.

    an agent™s beliefs and monetary policy conduct. We assess optimal monetary policy under di⁄erent monetary policy designs: discretion, commitment and simple rules. Under both discretion and commit-ment, several of the central bank™s loss functions are examined, and each refers to a speci–c monetary policy targeting regime. We evaluate monetary policy which is conducted in a way that addresses financial stability as an explicit monetary policy objective using a simple game theoretic model analysing the strategic interaction between a central bank and a financial sector. The extant literature in favour of “lean-against-the-wind” (LATW) monetary policy calls for more flexibility and the use of longer policy Author: Charles Richard Barrett, Ioanna T. Kokores, Somnath Sen.


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Simple rules, discretion and monetary policy by Robert P. Flood Download PDF EPUB FB2

In addition to demonstrating that such mixed strategies can dominate both complete discretion and rigid adherence to the partially state contingent rule, we investigate the appropriate setting of parameters in a partially state contingent policy when it is acknowledged that the rule will not be followed on all occasions--i.e., that sometimes the monetary authority will resort to thuoctrigiatruyenbaphuong.com by: 8.

Simple rules, discretion and monetary policy. [Robert P Flood; Peter Isard; National Bureau of Economic Research.] Home. WorldCat Home About WorldCat Help. Search. Search for Library Items Search for Lists Search for discretion and monetary policy a schema:Book, schema.

Simple Rules, Discretion and Monetary Policy Article (PDF Available)  · May   with  9 Reads  How we measure 'reads' A 'read' is counted each time someone views a publication summary (such as. In the meantime, thousands of papers have been written on monetary policy rules since the mid s.

The staffs of central banks around the world regularly use policy rules in their research and policy evaluation (see for example, Orphanides, ) as do practitioners in the financial markets. The debate about whether monetary policy decisions should be governed by rules or discretion has a long history, extending back at least as far as Henry Simons ().

This debate has continued in the post-war period and still continues today. I will argue in this paper that the elements of a consensus are now beginning to thuoctrigiatruyenbaphuong.com by: transparency of simple rules may help the policymaker commit to the rule by increasing the visibility of discre-tionary policy actions and thereby reducing the incentive to deviate from the rule.1 Much of the research on monetary policy rules has been conducted using small- to medium-scale models.

Because Simple Rules for Monetary Policy* John C. Williams. discretion and monetary policy book NBER Program(s):Economic Fluctuations and Growth Discretion and monetary policy book, Monetary Economics Program.

This paper examines the case for rules rather than discretion in the conduct of monetary policy, from both historical and analytic perspectives.

The paper starts with the rules Cited by: Simple and Robust Rules for Monetary Policy by The choice was both broader and simpler than “rules versus discretion.” It was “rules versus chaotic monetary policy” whether the chaos was caused by important book by Bryant, Hooper and Mann () was one output of the resulting policy rules part of the model comparison project.

A rule involves the exercise of control over the monetary authority in a way that restricts the monetary authority’s actions. Rules can directly limit the actions taken by a monetary authority. For example, one simple possible rule would be that the monetary authority hold the monetary base constant.

May 25,  · Monetary-policy rules are attempts to cope with the implications of having a medium of exchange whose value exceeds its cost of production.

Two classes of monetary rules can be identified: (1) price rules that target the value of money in terms of a real commodity, e.g., gold, or in terms of some index of prices, Cited by: 3.

In addition to demonstrating that such mixed strategies can dominate both complete discretion and rigid adherence to the partially state contingent rule, we investigate the appropriate setting of parameters in a partially state contingent policy when it is acknowledged that the rule will not be followed on all occasions--i.e., that sometimes the monetary authority will resort to discretion.

Downloadable. This paper examines the case for rules rather than discretion in the conduct of monetary policy, from both historical and analytic perspectives.

The paper starts with the rules of the game under the gold standard. These rules were ill-defined and not adhered to; active discretionary policy was pursued to defend the gold standard -- but the gold standard came closer to a regime of.

The first is to follow the time-consistent policy (‘discretion’). Under discretion, policy is reoptimized each period, given current economic conditions (De Paoli and Paustian, ).

The second strategy is to follow simple feedback rules for monetary and macroprudential thuoctrigiatruyenbaphuong.com by: 2.

The Federal Reserve Board of Governors in Washington DC. Policy Rules and How Policymakers Use Them. Alternative policy rules While the Taylor rule is the best-known formula that prescribes how policymakers should set and adjust the short-term policy rate in response to the values of a few key economic variables, many alternatives have been proposed and analyzed.

Several years ago Gerald Dwyer, current Vice President of the FRB of Atlanta, published a very interesting article entitled "Rules and Discretion in Monetary Policy" (Dwyer, ) in which he. has been carried on mainly between those favoring the use of rules for making monetary policy and those arguing for reliance on discretion.

Under a strict rules-based approach to monetary policy, advocated most prominently by Milton Friedman and his followers, the policy instruments of the central bank would be set according to some.

It was “rules versus chaotic monetary policy,” whether the chaos was caused by discretion or unpredictable exogenous events like gold discoveries or shortages.

A significant change in economists' search for simple monetary policy rules occurred in the s, however, as a new type of macroeconomic model appeared on the scene.

Description: We show federal funds rates from 7 simple monetary policy rules based on 3 sets of forecasts for economic conditions.

Why so many rules. Examining a variety of rules is helpful because there is no agreement on a single “best” rule, and different rules can sometimes generate very different values for the federal funds rate, both.

The debate of rules versus discretion in economic policy has its origin in the writings of Henry Simons at the University of Chicago. A policy rule can be specific as fixing the quantity of currency and demand deposits, or general as when the Federal Reserve announces to the public the course of action it will take for various states of the economy, putting its reputation behind it.

Nov 28,  · Monetary policy refers to the Federal Reserve Bank's mandate to influence the economy by manipulating currency levels and the amount of Treasury securities on the market, which in turn affects interest rates.

Discretionary monetary policy refers to the Fed's ability to react dynamically to economic conditions. May 04,  · The debate over “rules vs. discretion” was a centerpiece of disputes over monetary policy during the ss.

One of the most important contributions to this .The General Form of Many Simple Monetary Policy Rules. Simple monetary policy rules often take the general form: i t = ρi t − 1 + (1 − ρ)[r* + π t + α(inflation gap) + β(activity gap)].

In this rule, i t is the central bank’s policy rate, such as the federal funds rate in the United States, at time t.Aug 31,  · Monetary policy, rules vs. discretion, and some thoughts about the Taylor rule 0 Comments Rules vs. discretion Ever since the beginning of the Financial Crisis, Central Bankers all around the world have been acting highly discretionary.

The FED, for example, pursued massive amounts of Quantitative Easing (QE) over the last few years, that.