Working Paper

ECB spillovers and domestic monetary policy effectiveness in small open economies

Author: Saskia Ter Ellen, Edvard Jansen and Nina Larsson Midthjell
Series: Working Paper
Number: 9/2018

Working Paper 9/2018 (PDF 604.1 Kb)

In this paper we study financial spillovers from the European Central Bank's (ECB) monetary policy and communication, and whether they have consequences for the effectiveness of domestic monetary policy of small open economies. Recent work suggests that the "trilemma" in international economics as we used to know it, is actually a dilemma: small open economies with floating exchange rate regimes can only have independent monetary policies when the capital account is managed. Our findings show that domestic monetary policy is still effective, but that spillover effects, particularly from the ECB's communication, reduce domestic control over the longer end of the yield curve.

Published 27 September 2018 10:10