Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/212667
Authors: 
Mehrotra, Aaron
Sánchez-Fung, José R.
Year of Publication: 
2009
Series/Report no.: 
BOFIT Discussion Papers 23/2009
Abstract: 
The paper estimates McCallum and Taylor monetary policy reaction functions, and hybrids mixing instruments and targets from the two frameworks, for 20 emerging market economies. McCallum-Taylor specifications with an interest rate instrument and a nominal income gap target perform better than benchmark Taylor rules in describing monetary policy in inflation targeting economies. Estimating reaction functions for economies operating monetary and exchange rate targeting regimes produces mixed results, often revealing a lean with the wind behaviour. Instrument smoothing is a feature in the monetary base and in the interest rate reaction functions, but the exchange rate is not consistently significant. The results from the econometric analysis are robust to using alternative estimators.
Subjects: 
McCallum and Taylor rules
nominal feedback rule
monetary policy
inflation targeting
emerging markets
JEL: 
E52
E58
F41
Persistent Identifier of the first edition: 
ISBN: 
978-952-462-674-3
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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