What We Know About Monetary Policy Transmission in the Czech Republic: Collection of Empirical Results

Oxana Babecká Kucharčuková, Michal Franta, Dana Hájková, Petr Král, Ivana Kubicová, Anca Podpiera, Branislav Saxa

This paper concentrates on describing the available empirical findings on monetary policy transmission in the Czech Republic. Besides the overall impact of monetary policy on inflation and output, it is useful to study its individual channels, in particular the interest rate channel, the exchange rate channel, and the wealth channel. The results confirm that the transmission of monetary impulses to the real economy works in an intuitive direction and to an intuitive extent. Our analyses show, however, that the global financial and economic crisis might have somewhat slowed and weakened the transmission. We found an indication of such a change in the functioning of the interest rate channel, where elevated risk premiums played a major role.

JEL codes: C11, C32, E44, E52, E58

Keywords: Bayesian, monetary policy transmission, time-varying parameters, VAR model

Issued: October 2013

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