Implementation of Monetary Policy: How Do Central Banks Set Interest Rates?

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Benjamin Friedman; Kenneth Kuttner;
  • Subject: Reserve supply, reserve demand, liquidity effect, announcement effect
    • jel: jel:E43 | jel:E52 | jel:E58

Central banks no longer set the short-term interest rates that they use for monetary policy purposes by manipulating the supply of banking system reserves, as in conventional economics textbooks; today this process involves little or no variation in the supply of centra... View more
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