This study focuses on traditional interest rate channel, bank lending channel and exchange rate channel of monetary transmission mechanisms of the Central Bank of Kyrgyzstan. To determine the channel through which monetary policy effects real output and price level in Kyrgyzstan, employing monthly data from January 2000 to November 2016, impulse-response and variance decomposition analyses within the vector autoregressive approach (VAR) is utilized. As a result of the study, it is found that the traditional interest rate channel is effective on the prices but it is ineffective on the output in Kyrgyzstan. The exchange rate channel of monetary transmission which plays an important role in emerging and open countries like Kyrgyzstan, is found to be effective on the inflation rate but ineffective on the real GDP growth. According to the analysis for the bank lending channel, both the inflation rate and the real GDP growth responded positively to one standard deviation shock in the real credit volume of the banks.
Monetary Transmission Mechanism, Monetary Transmission Channels, VAR Model, Interest Rate Channel, Exchange Rate Channel, Bank Lending Channel, kyrgyzstan