A Macro-Model Approach to Monetary Policy Analysis and Forecasting for Vietnam

Author/Editor:

Allan Dizioli ; Jochen M. Schmittmann

Publication Date:

December 23, 2015

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Summary:

The paper develops a small New-Keynesian FPAS model for Vietnam. The model closely matches actual data from 2000-2014. We derive an optimal monetary policy rule that minimizes variability of output, inflation, and the exchange rate. Compared to the baseline model, the optimal rule places a larger weight on output stabilization as the intermediate target to achieve inflation stability, while allowing greater exchange rate flexibility. We analyze the dynamics of key macro variables under various shocks including external and domestic demand shocks and a lift-off of U.S. interest rates. We find that the optimal monetary policy rule delivers greater macroeconomic stability for Vietnam under the shock scenarios.

Series:

Working Paper No. 15/273

Subject:

English

Publication Date:

December 23, 2015

ISBN/ISSN:

9781513595665/1018-5941

Stock No:

WPIEA2015273

Price:

$18.00 (Academic Rate:$18.00)

Format:

Paper

Pages:

25

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