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Navigating the Pandemic: An Analysis of the Monetary Policy Response in Singapore

Qiu Jiaying * 1
1 Cixi High School

* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.

Advances in Economics, Management and Political Sciences, Vol. 44, 89-95
Published 10 November 2023. © 2023 The Author(s). Published by EWA Publishing
This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) license, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Citation Qiu Jiaying. Navigating the Pandemic: An Analysis of the Monetary Policy Response in Singapore. AEMPS (2023) Vol. 44: 89-95. DOI: 10.54254/2754-1169/44/20232188.

Abstract

The COVID-19 pandemic substantially impacted the worldwide economy, and Singapore was not immune to its effects. In response to the outbreak, to sustain the economy and ensure price stability, the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) implemented various monetary policy measures. This paper analyzes a series of timely and effective measures taken by the Monetary Authority of Singapore, including specific actions and their impacts, by combining qualitative and quantitative methods with specific economic activity data over the years. This paper demonstrates the effectiveness of most policies adopted by the Monetary Authority of Singapore, including an evaluation of their impact and potential future implications, as well as their contribution to monetary policy and its response to crises.

Keywords

monetary policy, Singapore, crisis management, COVID-19, central bank

References

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Data Availability

The datasets used and/or analyzed during the current study will be available from the authors upon reasonable request.

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Volume Title
Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Economic Management and Green Development
ISBN (Print)
978-1-83558-109-4
ISBN (Online)
978-1-83558-110-0
Published Date
10 November 2023
Series
Advances in Economics, Management and Political Sciences
ISSN (Print)
2754-1169
ISSN (Online)
2754-1177
DOI
10.54254/2754-1169/44/20232188
Copyright
© 2023 The Author(s)
Open Access
This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) license, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited

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