What Drives the European Central Bank's Interest-Rate Changes?
15 Pages Posted: 2 Jan 2011
Date Written: November 1, 2010
We show that the ECB's interest rate changes during 1999-2010 have been mainly driven by changes in economic activity in the Euro area. Changes in actual or expected future HICP inflation play a minor, if any, role.
Keywords: ECB Monetary Policy, Taylor Rules, Taylor Principle
JEL Classification: E43, E58
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