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Which "simple" rules ratherthan discretion?

Daniel Cohen

Which "simple" rules ratherthan discretion?

by Daniel Cohen

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Published by Centre for Economic Policy Research in London .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Economic policy -- Mathematical models.

  • Edition Notes

    StatementDaniel Cohen and Philippe Michel.
    SeriesDiscussion paper series / Centre for Economic Policy Research -- no.536
    ContributionsMichel, Philippe., Centre for Economic Policy Research.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination22p. ;
    Number of Pages22
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL19098372M

    Stripped of all technicalities, this means that government in all its actions is bound by rules fixed and announced beforehand — rules which make it possible to foresee with fair certainty how the authority will use its coercive powers in given circumstances and to plan one's individual affairs on the basis of this discretion left to the executive organs wielding coercive power should be reduced as .   Taylor’s policy rule equation is simple and flexible enough to allow for the use of cautious, tempered discretion, over an extended period allowing for expectations to form. Taylor believes that a policy rule should not be followed mechanically, but that policymakers can “make use of the specific form of the policy rule as one of the inputs to central bank decision-making”, or they can.

    rules discretion. The focus of this article is the basic issue: What are the implications of a rule that commits future monetary policy, thereby limiting the monetary authority’s ability to respond to changes in the economy? 4 RULES VS. DISCRETION Discussions of rules and discretion sometimes use seemingly similar) but not identical, defini~. The concept of rule of law is currently one of the most important political ideas. The notion of the rule of law can be traced back to at least the time of Aristotle who observed that given the choice between a king who ruled by discretion and a king who ruled by law, the later was clearly superior to .

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Simple rules work because: 1) They provide a threshold level of structure while leaving ample room for discretion and flexibility. 2) They focus on key aspects of a decision while ignoring peripheral considerations, cutting down the complexity and adding parsing the signal from the noise to the decision process/5.

Simple rules provide the right incentives, but at the cost of too much risk. Discretion provides flexibility, at the cost of large distortions. There is thus a non-trivial tradeoff and, in some cases, discretion may be the right Which simple rules ratherthan discretion?

book. In the macroeconomic literature, simple rules are defined in opposition to fully contingent rules. RULES RATHER THAN DISCRETION flood-control problems for which consistent policy procedures are not seriously considered.

Then, for the aggregate demand management problem, it is shown that the application of optimal control theory is equally absurd, at least if expectations are rational. Doing what is best. A simple rule is a non-contingent policy.

Committing to a fully contingent policy involves no loss of flexibility, as compared to discretion, but committing.

As in macroeconomics, commitment to fully contingent rules is better than discretion, but when the government can only commit to simple rules, discretion may be the best available option. The model provides a simple albeit precise characterization of discretion and commitment to a simple rule in the context of social protection, showing when and why discretion may be better than commitment.

Rules Rather than Discretion: The Inconsistency of Optimal Plans Finn E. Kydland Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration Edward C. Prescott Carnegie-Mellon University Even if there is an agreed-upon, fixed social objective function and policymakers know the timing and magnitude of the effects of their.

contingent rules is better than discretion, but when the government can only commit to simple rules, discretion may be the best available option. The model provides a simple albeit precise characterization of discretion and commitment to a simple rule in the context of social insurance, showing when and why discretion may be better than commitment.

Rules are good for incentives, but discretion may be more “flexible”. We embed this dilemma in a political model and show that citizens will not support strong enforcement institutions unless the state is able to commit to sufficiently sophisticated redistributive policies.

Key words: Discretion, commitment, simple rules, informality. One the Washington Post's Twelve Leadership Books to Watch for in One of Bloomberg Businessweek's Wall Street’s Must-Read Books of the Summer “Whatever you want in life can be achieved if you break it down into a few basic rules.

Well, that’s the theory of these two business experts, and many influential figures think likewise.”Reviews: Rules Versus Discretion. BIBLIOGRAPHY. The debate of rules versus discretion in economic policy has its origin in the writings of Henry Simons at the University of Chicago. A policy rule can be specific as fixing the quantity of currency and demand deposits, or general as when the Federal Reserve announces to the public the course of action it will take for various states of the economy, putting its reputation.

Title: Rules Rather than Discretion: The Inconsistency of Optimal Plans. Created Date: 8/28/ AM. Return to Article Details Tolerance of noncompliance: Discretion rather than simple rules. Download Download PDF Download PDF. Rules vs. Discretion ** Parts of this entry have been adapted from a post on rules vs.

discretion by Jason Buol and Mark Vaughan, published by the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. The debate between rules and discretion in economic policy was first introduced in by Henry Simons in a paper titled Rules Versus Authorities In Monetary.

Rules are good for incentives, but discretion may be more “flexible”. We embed this dilemma in a political model and show that citizens will not support strong enforcement institutions unless the state is able to commit to sufficiently sophisticated redistributive policies.

Rather, by relying on some policy rules, economic performance can be improved. In effect this is an argument for rules rather than discretion, but, unlike Friedman's () argument, it does not depend upon ignorance of the timing and magnitude of the effects of policy.

Simple rules, in contrast, represent the beating heart of strategy. When applied to a critical bottleneck, carefully crafted, and used in a mindful manner, simple rules can guide the activities. Binding Commitments versus Discretionary Policymaking.

() “Rules Rather than Discretion: the merits of simple policy rules, policy design in the face of uncertainty and international. Información del artículo Tolerance of noncompliance: Discretion rather than simple rules.

We argue that societies sometimes choose not to enforce the law to gain “flexibility”. Especially developing countries face a dilemma between discretion and commitment to only partially-contingent rules. Other articles where Rules Rather than Discretion: The Inconsistency of Optimal Plans is discussed: Finn E.

Kydland: In their seminal article “Rules Rather than Discretion: The Inconsistency of Optimal Plans” (), the two economists demonstrated how a declared commitment to a low inflation rate by policy makers might create expectations of low inflation and unemployment rates.

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