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The Effectiveness of Monetary Policy Transmission Under Capital Inflows :, Evidence from Asia, Sonali Jain-Chandra, Filiz Unsal

The effectiveness of the monetary policy transmission mechanism in open economies could be impaired if interest rates are driven primarily by global factors, especially during periods of large capital inflows. The main objective of this paper is to assess whether this is true for emerging Asia’s economies. Using a dynamic factor model and a structural vector auto-regression model, we show that long-term interest rates in Asia are indeed predominantly driven by global factors. However, monetary policy transmission mechanism remains effective in the region, as it operates predominantly through short-term interest rates. Nevertheless, the monetary transmission mechanism, though effective, is somewhat weaker in Asia during the periods of surges in capital inflows
Table Of Contents
Cover; Contents; I. Introduction; II. Methodological Considerations; A. Generalized Dynamic Factor Model; Figures; 1. Secondary Market Yield of 10-Year Government Bond; B. Structural Vector Autoregression; III. Are Local Bond Yields in Asia Driven by External or Domestic Factors?--Empirical Results; 2. The Estimated Common Factor and U.S. 10-Year Bond Yield and the VIX; 3. Contributions of U.S. 10-Year Yield and VIX to Estimated Common Factor; 4. Variance Decomposition of Domestic 10-Year Yield by Sources During 2005-10
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