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The information channel of monetary policy has disappeared in the us

The info channel of monetary policy has disappeared in america

The info channel of monetary policy theory – whereby economic agents revise their beliefs after an urgent monetary policy announcement not merely because they find out about the existing and future path of monetary policy, but also because they learn new information regarding the economic outlook – could explain the puzzle of output increasing after a contractionary monetary policy shock. This column argues, however, that the info channel has disappeared in america, perhaps because of the improved communication strategies implemented by the Federal Reserve.