Wealth Targets, Exchange Rate Targets and Macroeconomic Policy
AbstractThis paper argues that a wealth target is an important feature of an economic policy package. A real exchange rate target can be used as an intermediate target to steer national wealth towards its desired value. Such a policy requires that fiscal policy be used to restrain inflation. This may be difficult if there is real wage resistance. In this instance, fiscal policy must be used to maintain national wealth, with monetary policy being used to restrain inflation. In this case also, monetary policy can be implemented by means of an exchange rate target. These arguments are demonstrated algebraically and then illustrated using policy rules designed for use on a model of the United Kingdom economy.
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Date of creation: May 1988
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- Blake, A. & Vines, D. & Weale, M., 1988. "Wealth Targets, Exchange Rate Targets And Macroeconomic Policy," Cambridge Working Papers in Economics 887, Faculty of Economics, University of Cambridge.
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- Agnello, Luca & Castro, Vítor & Sousa, Ricardo M., 2012.
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