Commitment versus discretion in monetary policy
AbstractWhether policymakers should commit to a certain course of action or have the flexibility to approach each situation as it arises continues to be a central question in the design of monetary policy. A seminal article written by two prominent economists in 1977 analyzed the benefits of carrying out plans based on commitment rather than discretion. Since then, others have joined the debate. In "Commitment Versus Discretion in Monetary Policy," Mike Dotsey elaborates on the merits of commitment versus discretion in setting monetary policy.
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Bibliographic InfoArticle provided by Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia in its journal Business Review.
Volume (Year): (2008)
Issue (Month): Q4 ()
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