Taylor Rule and Monetary Policy in Ghana

Mustapha Ibn Boamah


Using time series estimations of simple forward and backward-looking Taylor type reaction functions to characterise monetary policy rules, this paper assesses to what extent these rules provide a description of interest rate response to inflation in Ghana, a developing African country widely regarded as having relatively strong state actors and good governance. Ghana’s central bank officially adopted an inflation-targeting monetary policy in March 2002 following its operational independence. The paper finds that Taylor rule is not a good predictor of interest rate behaviour.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5539/ijef.v4n7p15

International Journal of Economics and Finance  ISSN  1916-971X (Print) ISSN  1916-9728 (Online)

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