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Economic Review

Sep/Oct, 1991

Monetary Policy and Operating Procedures in New Zealand

Michael Dotsey

The Reserve Bank of New Zealand operates in a highly deregulated financial environment which lacks any interest rate regulation or reserve requirements. Yet the Reserve Bank has been able to implement effective monetary policy through a quantity-based procedure. This article analyzes the operating procedures of the Reserve Bank of New Zealand and the relatively small financial costs imposed by these procedures.

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