Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/87722
Authors: 
Bleich, Dirk
Fendel, Ralf
Rülke, Jan-Christoph
Year of Publication: 
2013
Series/Report no.: 
Discussion Paper, Deutsche Bundesbank 45/2013
Abstract: 
We estimate forward-looking interest rate reaction functions in the spirit of Taylor (1993) for four major central banks augmented by implicit volatilities of stock market indices to proxy financial market stress. Our results suggest that the Bank of England, the Federal Reserve Bank and the European Central Bank systematically respond to an increase of the implicit volatility by a decrease in the interest rate. We take our results as strong evidence that central banks use interest rates to stabilize financial markets in periods of financial market stress.
Subjects: 
Monetary policy
Taylor rule
Asset prices
JEL: 
E43
E58
G12
ISBN: 
978-3-86558-977-4
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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