Identifying the adopted Monetary Policy Rule by the Central Bank of Iran

Document Type: Research Paper


Departement of Economics, Shiraz University, Shiraz, Iran.


It is obvious that an optimal policy should consider main dimensions of the phenomenon that can affect the transmission mechanism of that policy. In an open economy, it is expected that variables of the foreign sector play important role in its economic behavior. Therefore, it needs that any optimal policy in an open economy to design in such a way which involves changes in the foreign sector. Due to this fact, this paper aims at assessing the monetary policy of Central Bank of Iran to find that whether this policy takes a right way or not. To do so, a DSGE model along with MCMC criteria are employed.
The main result indicates that the Central Bank decision on monetary policy follows McCallum rule without any respond to exchange rate shocks.



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