EFFECTS OF INTEREST RATE ON THE MACROECONOMIC VARIABLES UNDER DIFFERENT UNCERTAINTY LEVELS: INTERACTION VECTOR AUTOREGRESSIVE MODEL APPLICATION FOR TURKEY


Ve A. S. , Ulke V.

CENTRAL BANK REVIEW, cilt.15, ss.65-93, 2015 (ESCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 15 Konu: 1
  • Basım Tarihi: 2015
  • Dergi Adı: CENTRAL BANK REVIEW
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.65-93

Özet

In this paper, the effectiveness of tight monetary policy on the macroeconomic variables has been analyzed by applying an interactive autoregressive model under different inflation uncertainty levels using the monthly Turkish data spanning 1991: 01 - 2014: 01. Empirical results indicate that an increase in the interest rate decreases the exchange rate, price level and income level. In addition, when we apply the low inflation uncertainty as an interaction term, it is observed that the effectiveness of an increase in the interest rate on the macroeconomic variables becomes more obvious. As a result, it is shown that the tight monetary policy is more efficient when the long-term average inflation rate becomes more stable and short-term volatility decreases.