Monetary Policy Transmission in an Emerging Market Setting

Author/Editor:

Ila Patnaik ; Ajay Shah ; Rudrani Bhattacharya

Publication Date:

January 1, 2011

Electronic Access:

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Summary:

Some emerging economies have a relatively ineffective monetary policy transmission owing to weaknesses in the domestic financial system and the presence of a large and segmented informal sector. At the same time, small open economies can have a substantial monetary policy transmission through the exchange rate channel. In order to understand this setting, we explore a unified treatment of monetary policy transmission and exchangerate pass-through. The results for an emerging market, India, suggest that the most effective mechanism through which monetary policy impacts inflation runs through the exchange rate.

Series:

Working Paper No. 11/5

Subject:

English

Publication Date:

January 1, 2011

ISBN/ISSN:

9781455211838/1018-5941

Stock No:

WPIEA2011005

Format:

Paper

Pages:

26

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