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Efficient Policy Rule For Inflation Targeting In Colombia

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  • Martha López P.

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In a small macroeconomic model of the Colombian economy I investigate the problem of selecting a policy rule that is consistent with inflation targeting. I spell out the characteristics of the optimal feedback and output parameters in the rule, as well as for the optimal forecasting horizon for inflation targeting. Using stochastic simulations of the model it is found that, as expected, rules that use forecasts of inflation rather than just contemporaneous inflation have better stabilization properties.

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Paper provided by BANCO DE LA REPÚBLICA in its series BORRADORES DE ECONOMIA with number 002437.

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Date of creation: 30 Apr 2003
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Handle: RePEc:col:000094:002437

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Cited by:
  1. Miguel Urrutia & Franz Hamann & Marc Hofstetter, 2014. "Inflation Targeting in Colombia, 2002-2012," Research Department Publications IDB-WP-487, Inter-American Development Bank, Research Department.
  2. Gloria Lucía Bernal Nisperuza & Johanna Táutiva Pradere, 2011. "Datos en tiempo real:una aplicación a la regla de taylor en Colombia," Revista de Economía Institucional, Universidad Externado de Colombia - Facultad de Economía, vol. 13(24), pages 373-394, January-J.
  3. Daniel Leigh, 2008. "Achieving a Soft Landing," IMF Working Papers 08/69, International Monetary Fund.
  4. Juan Manuel Julio Román, . "The Monetary Policy Rule During The Transition To A Stable Level Of Inflation: The Case Of Colombia," Borradores de Economia 404, Banco de la Republica de Colombia.

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