Monetary Policy under Uncertainty: Historical Origins, by Oliver Sauter

By Oliver Sauter

Oliver Sauter analyzes 3 points of financial coverage lower than uncertainty. First he exhibits that the phrases threat and uncertainty are frequently wrongly used as synonyms regardless of their assorted meanings. the second one point is the correct exam and incorporation of uncertainty right into a financial coverage framework. the writer undertakes systematization with a better examine each one pointed out kind of uncertainty. Thirdly, he specializes in the quantification of uncertainty from diversified views, both from a industry standpoint or from a vital financial institution standpoint.

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Monetary Policy under Uncertainty: Historical Origins, Theoretical Foundations, and Empirical Evidence

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This shows the connection of Knight’s conception to the relative frequency approach mentioned before, albeit it is not the same. However, the citation also reveals a fundamental property 22 1. Concepts of Uncertainty in Economic Literature of the aleatory probability view and demonstrates the origins of this school. It incorporates the fact that things can have an own probability, and thus, probability is part of the external reality. To predict, for example, the outcome of tossing a coin only the object itself will tell us what probability we can assign to the possibility that heads comes up in the next trial.

This is either due to the impossibility of measurement or due to the fact that a situation is not held to be contingent. Part II. Theoretical Foundations of Monetary Policy under Uncertainty 2. 1. From Uncertainty to Uncertainty The previous chapter has elaborated different accounts on the discrimination of risk and probability on the one hand and uncertainty on the other. It has been shown that various types and definitions of what is loosely called ‘uncertainty’ exist. Especially the notions of Keynes, Knight, Davidson, Shackle, and Ellsberg have been taken into account.

However, the citation also reveals a fundamental property 22 1. Concepts of Uncertainty in Economic Literature of the aleatory probability view and demonstrates the origins of this school. It incorporates the fact that things can have an own probability, and thus, probability is part of the external reality. To predict, for example, the outcome of tossing a coin only the object itself will tell us what probability we can assign to the possibility that heads comes up in the next trial. No history whatsoever would be needed to form this proposition.

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