Authors: Shawn Osell
Addresses: Economics and Finance, Clarkson University, Potsdam, 13699, New York
Abstract: This paper develops a two-sector theoretical partial equilibrium model with interest on reserves (IOR) in the banking sector. It also constructs standard vector autoregression models with empirical data including IOR. The objective of this paper is to analyse the monetary policy transmission effects of the Federal Reserve's interest on reserve policy. Impulse response functions are applied to both the theoretical and empirical models. The estimated impulse response functions are then compared to the theoretical models impulse response functions in order to see how well the model fits the data. This paper's model finds that the interest on reserve tool and open market operations (OMO) have the same effect on the macroeconomy.
Keywords: monetary policy; IOR; interest on reserves; quantitative easing; vector autoregression.
International Journal of Monetary Economics and Finance, 2019 Vol.12 No.4, pp.309 - 324
Received: 07 Nov 2018
Accepted: 23 Apr 2019
Published online: 24 Aug 2019 *