Monetary Policy Reaction to Geopolitical Risks: Some Nonlinear Evidence

How do geopolitical risk shocks impact monetary policy? Based on a panel of 20 economies, we develop and estimate an augmented panel Taylor rule via linear and nonlinear local projections (LP) regression models. First, the linear model suggests that the interest rate remains relatively unchanged in the event of an uncertainty shock. Second, the result turns out to be different in the nonlinear model, where the policy reaction is muted during an expansionary state, which is operating in a manner proportional to the transitory shock. However, geopolitical risks can amplify
the policy reaction during a non-expansionary period.

Author: William; Jamel, Ginn; Saadaoui
Volume: 2024.03
Publisher: INFER
Year: 2024
No. of pages: 19
Working papers