HOPF BIFURCATION FROM NEW-KEYNESIAN TAYLOR RULE TO RAMSEY OPTIMAL POLICY
Jean-Bernard Chatelain, Kirsten Ralf
This paper compares different implementations of monetary policy in a new-Keynesian setting. We can show that a shift from Ramsey optimal policy under short-term commitment (based on a negative feedback mechanism) to a Taylor rule (based on a positive feedback mechanism) corresponds to a Hopf bifurcation with opposite policy advice and a change of the dynamic properties. This bifurcation occurs because of the ad hoc assumption that interest rate is a forward-looking variable when policy targets
... (inflation and output gap) are forward-looking variables in the new-Keynesian theory.