Implications of Globalization for Monetary Policy

Author/Editor:

Helmut Wagner

Publication Date:

November 1, 2001

Electronic Access:

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Summary:

This paper argues that the implications of globalization for monetary policy come mainly through two channels: On the one hand, the many structural changes that are associated with the globalization process cause an increase in the uncertainty surrounding monetary policy. This includes an increase in uncertainty about how to interpret macroeconomic data/indicators and about the monetary transmission mechanism. On the other hand, by strengthening the process of global economic integration, globalization increases international competition, thereby forcing market players to make structural adjustments or reforms that change the conditions or constraints under which monetary policy is implemented.

Series:

Working Paper No. 01/184

Subject:

English

Publication Date:

November 1, 2001

ISBN/ISSN:

9781451859362/1018-5941

Stock No:

WPIEA1842001

Format:

Paper

Pages:

62

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