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Monetary Policy Implementation and Volatility Transmission along the Yield Curve [electronic resource] : The Case of Kenya. / Emre Alper.

Author:
Alper, C. Emre [Browse]
Format:
Book
Language:
English
Published/​Created:
Washington, D.C. : International Monetary Fund, 2016.
Description:
1 online resource (29 p.)
Series:
IMF Working Papers [More in this series]
Summary note:
This paper analyzes the degree to which volatility in interbank interest rates leads to volatility in financial instruments with longer maturities (e.g., T-bills) in Kenya since 2012, year in which the monetary policy framework switched to a forward-looking approach, relative to seven other inflation targeting (IT) countries (Ghana, Hungary, Poland, South Africa, Sweden, Thailand, and Uganda). Kenya shows strong volatility transmission and high persistence similar to other countries in transition to a more forward-looking monetary policy framework. These results emphasize the importance of a strong commitment to an interbank rate as an operational target and suggest that the central bank could reduce uncertainty in short-term yields significantly by smoothing out the overnight interest rates around the policy rate.
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ISBN:
  • 149831337X :
Doi:
  • 10.5089/9781498313377.001
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