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Lost in Transmission? The Effectiveness of Monetary Policy Transmission Channels in the GCC Countries, Serhan Cevik, Katerina Teksoz

This paper empirically investigates the effectiveness of monetary policy transmission in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries using a structural vector autoregressive model. The results indicate that the interest rate and bank lending channels are relatively effective in influencing non-hydrocarbon output and consumer prices, while the exchange rate channel does not appear to play an important role as a monetary transmission mechanism because of the pegged exchange rate regimes. The empirical analysis suggests that policy measures and structural reforms - strengthening financial intermediation and facilitating the development of liquid domestic capital markets - would advance the effectiveness of monetary transmission mechanisms in the GCC countries
Table Of Contents
Cover; Abstract; Contents; I. Introduction; II. An Overview of The Channels of Monetary Policy Transmission; III. A Brief Overview of Economic Developments; Figures; 1. GCC: Real Non-hydrocarbon GDP Growth and Inflation, 1991-2010; 2. GCC and U.S. Nominal Short-Term Interest Rates, 2004-2010; IV. Empirical Methodology; A. The Benchmark SVAR Specification; B. Data Overview; Tables; 1. Unit Root Tests Results for GCC Countries; V. Estimation Results; 2. Specification tests of the GCC SVAR; VI. Analyzing the Robustness of the Results; 3. Estimated Contemporaneous SVAR Coefficients, 1900-2010
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