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Quantitative Economics
An open-access journal in quantitative economics
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Quantitative Economics, Volume 10, Issue 3 (July 2019)

Exiting from quantitative easing

Fumio Hayashi, Junko Koeda


We propose an empirical framework for analyzing the macroeconomic effects of quantitative easing (QE) and apply it to Japan. The framework is a regime‐switching structural vector autoregression in which the monetary policy regime, chosen by the central bank responding to economic conditions, is endogenous and observable. QE is modeled as one of the regimes. The model incorporates an exit condition for terminating QE. We find that higher reserves at the effective lower bound raise inflation and output, and that terminating QE may be contractionary or expansionary, depending on the state of the economy at the point of exit.

Effective lower bound structural vector autoregression monetary policy Taylor rule impulse responses Bank of Japan C13 C32 C54 E52 E58

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