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The Stabilizing Properties of a Nominal GNP Rule

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  • Frankel, Jeffrey

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The author examines the ability of a nominal GNP rule for monetary policy to stabilize output and inflation. Other regimes considered are a money rule, an exchange rate rule, a price level rule, and discretion. The rules compare favorably to discretion to the extent that a time-consistent commitment to a nominal anchor is needed to eliminate an inflationary bias in the economy. The choice among the four rules depends on the relative magnitudes of the disturbances considered: supply shocks, velocity shocks, and exchange rate shocks. The nominal GNP rule dominates the exchange rate and other rules for plausible parameter values. Copyright 1995 by Ohio State University Press.

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Article provided by Blackwell Publishing in its journal Journal of Money, Credit and Banking.

Volume (Year): 27 (1995)
Issue (Month): 2 (May)
Pages: 318-34

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Handle: RePEc:mcb:jmoncb:v:27:y:1995:i:2:p:318-34

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