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Central Banks and Their Policies

The monetary policy of the South African Reserve Bank: stance, communication and credibility

Alberto Coco, Nicola Viegi
This paper analyses the evolution of the monetary policy stance, communication and credibility of the South African Reserve Bank (SARB) since 2000, when it adopted a flexible Inflation Targeting (IT) regime to facilitate the achievement of its price stability mandate. Empirical results indicate...
Jul 2019
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Macroprudential policy and foreign interest rate shocks: A comparison of different instruments and regulatory regimes

Chris Garbers and Guangling Liu
This paper presents a generic small open economy real business cycle model with banking and foreign borrowing. We incorporate capital requirements, reserve requirements, and loan-to-value (LTV) regulation into this framework, and subject the model to a positive foreign interest rate shock that...
Oct 2017
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Changes in the Liquidity Effect Over Time: Evidence from Four Monetary Policy Regimes

Dawid Johannes van Lill
This paper employs a time-varying parameter vector autoregressive (TVP-VAR) model to establish the nature of the relationship between central bank liabilities and the overnight policy rate. Four countries with different monetary policy regimes were considered. It was found that a clear negative...
Aug 2017
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The impact of Monetary Policy Announcements and Political Events on the Exchange Rate: The Case of South Africa

Trust R. Mpofu and Amos C. Peters
Since 2000 the South African rand has been among the most volatile emerging market currencies, occasionally experiencing sharp depreciations. These sharp fluctuations in the value of the currency cannot be adequately explained by models of flow-supply and flow-demand of currency or by movements in...
Aug 2017
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Welfare analysis of bank capital requirements with endogenous default

Fernando Garcia-Barragan and Guangling Liu
This paper presents a tractable framework with endogenous default and evaluates the welfare implication of bank capital requirements. We analyze the response of social welfare to a negative technology shock under different capital requirement regimes with and without default. We show that including...
Jun 2017
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Do monetary policy announcements affect foreign exchange returns and volatility? Some evidence from high-frequency intra-day South African data.

Cyril May, Greg Farrell and Jannie Rossouw
This paper examines the temporal effect of domestic monetary policy surprises on both the levels and volatility of the South African rand/United States dollar exchange rate. The analysis in this ‘event study’ proceeds using intra-day minute-by-minute exchange rate data, repo rate data from the...
Mar 2017
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