How Effective is Monetary Transmission in Low-Income Countries? A Survey of the Empirical Evidence
49 Pages Posted: 9 Aug 2012
Date Written: June 2012
This paper surveys the evidence on the effectiveness of monetary transmission in low-income countries. It is hard to come away from this review with much confidence in the strength of monetary transmission in such countries. We distinguish between the "facts on the ground" and "methodological deficiencies" interpretations of the absence of evidence for strong monetary transmission. We suspect that "facts on the ground" are an important part of the story. If this conjecture is correct, the stabilization challenge in developing countries is acute indeed, and identifying the means of enhancing the effectiveness of monetary policy in such countries is an important challenge.
Keywords: Exchange Rate, Interest Rate, Banks, Institutions, Developing Countries, Eastern Europe, Latin America, Low-income Developing Countries, Middle East And Central Asia, Monetary Transmission Mechanism, Transition Economies, Monetary Policy
JEL Classification: O11, O16
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