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Challenges for Inflation Targeting in Emerging Market Countries

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  • Frederic S. Mishkin

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In the past decade, numerous emerging market countries have adopted inflation targeting as their basic monetary policy strategy. The institutional framework in many emerging market countries that affects monetary policy outcomes has generally differed from that in advanced countries. This paper first outlines what traditionally has made emerging market and other developing economies different from advanced countries and what challenges these differences have presented to those that adopted inflation targeting. The paper then examines whether, given these challenges, inflation targeting has been a success in emerging market countries.

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Article provided by M.E. Sharpe, Inc. in its journal Emerging Markets Finance and Trade.

Volume (Year): 44 (2008)
Issue (Month): 6 (November)
Pages: 5-16

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Handle: RePEc:mes:emfitr:v:44:y:2008:i:6:p:5-16

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Keywords: emerging market countries; inflation targeting; institutions; monetary policy;

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  1. Ivrendi, Mehmet & Guloglu, Bulent, 2010. "Monetary shocks, exchange rates and trade balances: Evidence from inflation targeting countries," Economic Modelling, Elsevier, vol. 27(5), pages 1144-1155, September.
  2. Tsong, Ching-Chuan & Lee, Cheng-Feng, 2011. "Asymmetric inflation dynamics: Evidence from quantile regression analysis," Journal of Macroeconomics, Elsevier, vol. 33(4), pages 668-680.
  3. C C Tsong & A Hachicha, 2014. "Revisiting the Fisher Hypothesis for Several Selected Developing Economies: a Quantile Cointegration Approach," Economic Issues Journal Articles, Economic Issues, vol. 19(1), pages 57-72, March.
  4. Akyurek, Cem & Kutan, Ali M. & Yilmazkuday, Hakan, 2011. "Can inflation targeting regimes be effective in developing countries? The Turkish experience," Journal of Asian Economics, Elsevier, vol. 22(5), pages 343-355, October.

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