Reserve Bank of Australia
65 Martin Place
Sydney NSW 2000
NBER Working Papers and Publications
|September 2006||Monetary Policy, Asset-Price Bubbles, and the Zero Lower Bound|
with Tim Robinson
in Monetary Policy with Very Low Inflation in the Pacific Rim, NBER-EASE, Volume 15, Takatoshi Ito and Andrew K. Rose, editors
|February 2005||Monetary Policy, Asset-Price Bubbles and the Zero Lower Bound|
with Tim Robinson: w11105
We use a simple model of a closed economy to study the recommendations of monetary policy-makers, attempting to respond optimally to an asset-price bubble whose stochastic properties they understand. We focus on the impact which the zero lower bound (ZLB) on nominal interest rates has on the recommendations of such policy-makers. For a given target inflation rate, we identify several different forms of `insurance' which policy-makers could potentially take out against encountering the ZLB due to the future bursting of a bubble. Even with perfect knowledge of the bubble process, however, which of these will be optimal varies from one type of bubble to another and, for certain bubbles, from one period to the next. It is therefore difficult to say whether the ZLB should cause policy-makers to...
Published: Ito, Takatoshi and Andrew K. Rose (eds.) Monetary Policy with Very Low Inflation in the Pacific Rim, NBER-East Asia Seminar on Economics vol. 15. Chicago and London: University of Chicago Press, 2006.