Monetary Rules for Small, Open, Emerging Economies
NBER Working Paper No. 9568
This paper develops a variant of the IMF's Global Economic Model (GEM) suitable to analyze macroeconomic dynamics in open economies, and uses it to assess the effectiveness of Taylor rules and Inflation-Forecast-Based (IFB) rules in stabilizing variability in output and inflation. Our findings suggest that a simple IFB rule that does not rely upon any direct estimates of the equilibrium real interest rate and places a relatively high weight on the inflation forecast may perform better in small open economies than conventional Taylor rules.
Published: Laxton, Douglas and Paolo Pesenti. "Monetary Rules For Small, Open, Emerging Economies," Journal of Monetary Economics, 2003, v50(5,Jul), 110-1146.