Optimale Geld- und Währungspolitik in Südafrika – Modellierung und Schätzung
THE AIM OF THIS PAPER is to combine the estimation of the Monetary Conditions Index (MCI) with the theoretic modelling of monetary policy rules for open and emerging market economies using the example of South Africa. The idea that monetary policy is not only interested in optimal monetary conditions but also in external stability, constitutes the basis for the analysis. This idea emerged from studying currency crises that are caused by inadequate monetary policy and in particular from the experience of the Asian crisis of 1997/98 and its worldwide spread also to South Africa. The Monetary Conditions Index is a potentially useful tool for the development of monetary policy rules.