The Monetary Transmission Mechanism in the Euro Area: More Evidence from VAR Analysis (Mtn Conference Paper)
37 Pages Posted: 9 Apr 2003
Date Written: December 2001
This paper applies the identified VAR methodology to synthetic euro area data from 1980 till 1998 to study the macro-economic effects of an unexpected change in monetary policy in the euro area. The focus is on the area-wide monetary transmission. It is shown that the overall macro-economic effects of a monetary policy shock in the euro area are very similar to those estimated for the United States and are surprisingly stable over time. In addition, the paper contains a number of robustness checks with alternative identification schemes and examines how various real and financial variables (such as the GDP or money components) respond to an area-wide monetary policy impulse.
Keywords: Monetary transmission mechanism, vector autoregressions
JEL Classification: E52
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