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dc.contributor.authorWambul, Reuben Muhindi
dc.date.accessioned2017-03-01T08:08:38Z
dc.date.available2017-03-01T08:08:38Z
dc.date.issued2016
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11071/5053
dc.description.abstractMovements in the stock market can have a significant impact on the macroeconomy and stock prices are therefore likely to be an important factor in monetary policy decisions. In view of the raging debate on whether central banks should react directly to asset price movements, this paper attempts to measure the contemporaneous response relationship between stock prices and monetary policy in Kenya applying the procedure of Rigobon and Sack (2003) to identify and estimate a VAR in the presence of heteroskedasticity of stock returns. The study finds a significant positive policy response with a 1% percent rise (fall) in the NSE-20 share index, a proxy for stock prices, increasing the likelihood of a 1.97% tightening (easing) of the short-term interest rate which captures monetary policy actions by the CBK.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherStrathmore Universityen_US
dc.subjectasset pricesen_US
dc.subjectstock pricesen_US
dc.subjectmonetary policyen_US
dc.subjectinterest ratesen_US
dc.subjectendogeneityen_US
dc.titleThe contemporaneous relationship between stock prices and monetary policy in Kenyaen_US
dc.typeLearning Objecten_US


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