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Title: Dynamic relations of the inertia of monetary policy: application to the Brazilian case by a Kalman approach

 

Authors: Manuel Joaquim Da Natividade Silva; Gutemberg Hespanha Brasil; Ricardo Ramalhete Moreira

 

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Federal University of Espírito Santo, 29075-910, Brazil
Federal University of Espírito Santo, 29075-910, Brazil
Federal University of Espírito Santo, 29075-910, Brazil

 

Abstract: The dynamic impacts of the monetary policy's inertia behaviour have not been empirically investigated by the related literature. This work analyses such impacts for the Brazilian monetary policy's inertia or gradualism from January 2005 to May 2013. The Kalman filter was adopted to extract the inertia series based on a monetary policy rule selected from a sample of specifications and estimated models. The findings show that an increase in Brazil's monetary policy inertia is followed by positive output gaps that cause inflation and inflationary expectation deviations. These results suggest the need for better calibration of the policy's gradualism to improve the inflation-targeting regime's credibility.

 

Keywords: inertia; monetary policy; inflation; Brazil; Kalman filter; inflation; inflationary target deviation.

 

DOI: 10.1504/IJMEF.2016.074577

 

Int. J. of Monetary Economics and Finance, 2016 Vol.9, No.1, pp.1 - 24

 

Submission date: 12 Mar 2015
Date of acceptance: 12 May 2015
Available online: 05 Feb 2016

 

 

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