Handbook of Monetary Economics, Volume 3B

Handbook of Monetary Economics, Volume 3B

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Handbook of Monetary Economics, Volume 3B

What are the goals ofmonetary policy and how are they transmitted?

Top scholars summarize recent evidence on the roles of money in the economy, the effects ofinformation, and the growing importance of nonbank financial institutions. Their investigations lead to questions about standard presumptions about the rationality of asset markets and renewed interest in fiscal-monetary connections. Stopping short of advocating conclusions about the ideal conduct of policy, the authors focus instead on analytical methods and the changing interactions among the ingredients and properties that inform monetary models. The influences between economic performance and monetary policy regimes can be both grand and muted, and this volume clarifies the present state of this continually evolving relationship.

  • Presents extensive coverage of monetary policy theories with an eye toward questions raised by the recent financial crisis
  • Explores the ingredients, properties, and implications of models that inform monetary policy
  • Observes changes in the formulation of monetary policies over the last 25 years

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780444534545
Publisher: Elsevier Science
Publication date: 11/29/2010
Series: Handbook of Monetary Economics Series
Pages: 968
Product dimensions: 7.60(w) x 9.40(h) x 1.60(d)

Table of Contents

  • The Optimal Rate of Inflation—Stephanie Schmitt-Grohe and Martin Uribe
  • Optimal Monetary Stabilization Policy—Michael Woodford
  • Simple and Robust Rules for Monetary Policy—John B. Taylor and John C. Williams
  • Optimal Monetary Policy in Open Economies—Giancarlo Corsetti, Luca Dedola and Sylvain Leduc
  • The Interaction Between Monetary and Fiscal Policy—Matthew Canzoneri, Robert Cumby and Behzad Diba
  • The Politics of Monetary Policy—Alberto Alesina and Andrea Stella
  • Inflation Expectation, Adaptive Learning and Optimal Monetary Policy—Vitor Gaspar, Frank Smets and David Vestin
  • Wanting Robustness in Macroeconomics—Lars Peter Hansen and Thomas J. Sargent
  • Monetary Policy Regimes and Economic Performance: The Historical Record, 1979-2008—Luca Benati and Charles Goodhart
  • Inflation Targeting—Lars E.O. Svensson
  • The Performance of Alternative Monetary Regimes—Laurence Ball
  • The Implementation of Monetary Policy: How Do Central Banks Set Interest Rates?—Benjamin M. Friedman and Kenneth N. Kuttner
  • Monetary Policy in Emerging Markets—Jeffrey Frankel
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