Monetary Conditions Index


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Monetary Conditions Index

An index tracking various measures affecting monetary policy. Different central banks include different measures in their MCIs, but they always include major exchange rates and prevailing interest rates. The MCI can help a central bank determine whether its monetary policy is too loose or too tight. The Bank of Canada was the first, and is the most prominent user of an MCI.
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After inserting equations (7) and (8) into equation (11), we obtain the alternative monetary conditions index:
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