Monetary Policy Surprises and Monetary Policy Uncertainty

Posted: 6 Jun 2018 Last revised: 21 Feb 2019

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Michiel De Pooter

Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System

Giovanni Favara

Federal Reserve Board

Michele Modugno

Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System

Jason Wu

Hong Kong Monetary Authority

Date Written: 2018-05-18

Abstract

In this note we find that after a given monetary policy surprise, primary dealers--key intermediaries in interest rate markets--tend to adjust their positions in the U.S. Treasury market and their exposures to interest rates more when the prevailing level of policy uncertainty is low than when it is high.

Suggested Citation

De Pooter, Michiel and Favara, Giovanni and Modugno, Michele and Wu, Jason, Monetary Policy Surprises and Monetary Policy Uncertainty (2018-05-18). FED Notes No. 2018-05-18. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3187712 or http://dx.doi.org/10.17016/2380-7172.2176

Michiel De Pooter (Contact Author)

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Giovanni Favara

Federal Reserve Board ( email )

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Michele Modugno

Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System ( email )

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Jason Wu

Hong Kong Monetary Authority ( email )

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Hong Kong
Hong Kong

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