On (Sub)Optimal Monetary Policy Rules under Untied Fiscal Hands
AbstractWe examine the interplay between monetary and fiscal policies in a context where disturbances to the public deficit process are a primary source of macroeconomic instability. We perform simulations of optimal targeting rules on a sticky-price model "à la" Woodford (1997). Our investigation compares the dynamic adjustment path under inflation targeting with that arising from nominal income growth targeting. When fiscal shocks enter the picture, inflation targeting is a superior strategy. In opposition to Jensen (2002)'s results, we show that an inflation targeter is capable of bringing about the required degree of interest rate inertia. This does not occur at the cost of additional nominal instability.
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- Zagaglia, Paolo, 2002. "On (Sub) Optimal Monetary Policy Rules under Untied Fiscal Hands," Research Papers in Economics 2002:17, Stockholm University, Department of Economics.
- Paolo ZAGAGLIA, 2002. "On (Sub)Optimal Monetary Policy Rules under Untied Fiscal Hands," Working Papers 162, Universita' Politecnica delle Marche (I), Dipartimento di Scienze Economiche e Sociali.
- E52 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Monetary Policy, Central Banking, and the Supply of Money and Credit - - - Monetary Policy
- E63 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Macroeconomic Policy, Macroeconomic Aspects of Public Finance, and General Outlook - - - Comparative or Joint Analysis of Fiscal and Monetary Policy; Stabilization; Treasury Policy
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