Measuring Euro Area Monetary Policy

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Carlo Altavilla

European Central Bank (ECB)

Luca Brugnolini

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Refet S. Gürkaynak

Bilkent University - Department of Economics

Roberto Motto

European Central Bank (ECB)

Giuseppe Ragusa

University of Pisa - Department of Economics and Management

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Date Written: May 2019

Abstract

We map ECB policy communication into yield curve changes and study the information flow on policy dates. A byproduct is the publicly available Euro Area Monetary Policy Event- Study Database (EA-MPD), containing intraday asset price changes. We find that Policy Target, Forward Guidance and Quantitative Easing factors capture about all the variation in the yield curve, with different factors appearing in the windows covering the policy decision announcement and the press conference, and having time-varying variance shares. We study sovereign yields, exchange rates, stock prices, persistence of effects and response asymmetry. Our methodology can be implemented for any policy-related event.

Keywords: Asymmetry, ECB policy surprise, Event-Study, intraday, Persistence

JEL Classification: E43, E44, E52, E58, G12, G14

Suggested Citation

Altavilla, Carlo and Brugnolini, Luca and Gürkaynak, Refet S. and Motto, Roberto and Ragusa, Giuseppe, Measuring Euro Area Monetary Policy (May 2019). CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP13759. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3401846

Carlo Altavilla (Contact Author)

European Central Bank (ECB) ( email )

Sonnemannstrasse 22
Frankfurt am Main, 60314
Germany

Luca Brugnolini

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Refet S. Gürkaynak

Bilkent University - Department of Economics ( email )

06533 Ankara
Turkey

Roberto Motto

European Central Bank (ECB) ( email )

Kaiserstrasse 29
Postfach 16 03 19
D-60311 Frankfurt am Main
Germany

Giuseppe Ragusa

University of Pisa - Department of Economics and Management ( email )

Italy

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