A VAR Analysis of Kenya's Monetary Policy Transmission Mechanism: How Does the Central Bank's REPO Rate Affect the Economy?

 
Author/Editor: Cheng, Kevin C.
 
Publication Date: December 01, 2006
 
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Summary: This paper examines the impact of a monetary policy shock on output, prices, and the nominal effective exchange rate for Kenya using data during 1997–2005. Based on techniques commonly used in the vector autoregression literature, the main results suggest that an exogenous increase in the short-term interest rate tends to be followed by a decline in prices and appreciation in the nominal exchange rate, but has insignificant impact on output. Moreover, the paper finds that variations in the short-term interest rate account for significant fluctuations in the nominal exchange rate and prices, while accounting little for output fluctuations.
 
Series: Working Paper No. 06/300
Subject(s): Monetary policy | Kenya | Central banks | Interest rates | Exchange rates | Prices | Economic models

Author's Keyword(s): Monetary Policy | monetary transmission mechanism
 
English
Publication Date: December 01, 2006
ISBN/ISSN: 0 / 1934-7073 Format: Paper
Stock No: WPIEA2006300 Pages: 26
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