THE ROLE OF MONETARY POLICY IN THE MANAGEMENT OF INFLATION IN NIGERIA

ABSTRACT

Monetary policy consists of discretionary measures designed by monetary authorities to regulate and influence the supply, cost and direction of money and credit provided to the economy. This aspect of macroeconomic policy remains one of the cornerstones of economic policy formulation and implementation. Monetary policy is relevant irrespective of the economic framework in place.

 

With the adoption of the inflation, this study examine the impact of monetary policy in Nigeria using econometric techniques, a model that captures the impact of inflation on monetary policy is specified and estimated using the techniques of Ordinary Least Square for the period of 1985-2008.

 

The main findings emerging in this study indicated that the demand for money has an inverse relationship between the level of interest rates and inflationary rates. The study also advocated for the inclusion of partial adjustment scheme while modeling money demand functions and hence monetary policy in Nigeria.

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