Discuss the type of monetary policies implemented

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The following table shows the movements of the cash rate in Australia since 2008. Discuss why the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) has moved the cash rate from 7% to an all-time low of 2.5 % in August 2013, and since than it has maintained this rate.

In your discussion, highlight the economic environment which influenced the rate determination, and discuss the type of monetary policies implemented. In your discussion, you are required to explain how the altering of the cash rate will influence key macroeconomic aggregates. Use the AD - AS framework to help illustrate your discussion.

Do you think the cash rate is likely to fall lower in the future, or do you think it is time the rate was lifted? Explain your reason(s).

Effective

Change in cash
rate

New cash
rate
target

 

Effective

Change in
cash rate

New cash
rate
target

Date

Percentage
points

Per cent

 

Date

Percentage
points

Per cent

6-Feb-C6

0.25

7

 

8-Feb-12

0

4.25

5-Mar-08

0.25

7.25

 

7-Mar-12

0

4.25

2-Apr-08

0

7.25

 

4-Apr-12

0

4.25

7-May-08

0

7.25

 

2-May-12

-0.5

3.75

4-Jun-08

0

7.25

 

6-Jun-12

-0.25

as

2-Jul-08

0

7.25

 

4-Jul-12

0

3.5

6-Aug-08

0

7.25

 

8-Aug-12

0

3.5

3-Sep-C6

-0.25

7

 

5-Sep-12

0

3.5

8-Oct-08

-1

6

 

3-Oct-12

-0.25

3.25

5-Nov-03

-0.75

5.25

 

7-Nov-12

0

3.25

3-Dec-03

-1

4.25

 

5-Dec-12

-0.25

3

4-Feb-09

-1

3.25

 

6-Feb-13

0

3

4-Mar-09

0

3.25

 

6-Mar-13

0

3

8-Apr-09

-0.25

3

 

3-Apr-13

0

3

6-May-09

0

3

 

8-May-13

-0.25

2.75

3-Jun-09

0

3

 

5-Jun-13

0

2.75

8-Jul-09

0

3

 

3-Jul-13

0

2.75

5-Aug-09

0

3

 

7-Aug-13

-0.25

2.5

2-Sep-09

0

3

 

4-Sep-13

0

2.5

7-Oct-09

0.25

3.25

 

2-Oct-13

0

2.5

4-Nov-09

0.25

3.5

 

6-Nov-13

0

25

2-Dec-09

0.25

3.75

 

4-Dec-13

0

25

3-Feb-10

0

3.75

 

5-Feb-14

0

25

3-Mar-10

0.25

4

 

5-Mar-14

0

25

7-Apr-10

0.25

4.25

 

2-Apr-14

0

25

5-May-10

0.25

4.5

 

7-May-14

0

25

2-Jun-10

0

4.5

 

4-Jun-14

0

25

7-Jul-10

0

4.5

 

2-Jul-14

0

25

4-Aug-10

0

4.5

 

6-Aug-14

0

25

8-Sep-10

0

4.5

 

3-Sep-14

0

2.5

6-Oct-10

0

4.5

 

8-Oct-14

0

2.5

3-Nov-10

0.25

4.75

 

5-Nov-14

0

2.5

8-Dec-10

0

4.75

 

3-Dec-14

0

25

2-Feb-11

0

4.75

 

 

 

 

2-Mar-11

0

4.75

 

 

 

 

6-Apr-11

0

4.75

 

 

 

 

4-May-11

0

4.75

 

 

 

 

8-Jun-11

0

4.75

 

 

 

 

6-Jul-11

0

4.75

 

 

 

 

3-Aug-11

0

4.75

 

 

 

 

7-Sep-11

0

4.75

 

 

 

 

5-Oct-11

0

4.75

 

 

 

 

2-Nov-11

-0.25

4.5

 

 

 

 

7-Dec-11

-0.25

4.25

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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