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Monetary Policy Under Alterative Asset Market Structures: the Case of a Small Open Economy

Bianca  De Paoli,  April 2009
Paper No' CEPDP0923: | Full paper (pdf)
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Keywords: Welfare; Optimal Monetary Policy, Asset Markets, Small Open Economy

JEL Classification: F41; G15; E52;E61

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This Paper is published under the following series: CEP Discussion Papers
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Can the structure of asset markets change the way monetary policy should be conducted? Following a linear-quadratic approach, the present paper addresses this question in a New Keynesian small open economy framework. Our results reveal that the configuration of asset markets significantly affects optimal monetary policy and the performance of standard policy rules. In particular, when comparing complete and incomplete markets, the ranking of policy rules is entirely reversed, and so are the policy prescriptions regarding the optimal level of exchange rate volatility.