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Factors leading to inflation targeting - the impact of adoption

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  • Samarina, Anna
  • Sturm, Jan-Egbert

    (Groningen University)

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This paper examines how the analysis of inflation targeting (IT) adoption is affected by the choice of the analyzed period. We test whether country characteristics influence the decision to apply IT differently before and after its adoption, using panel probit models for 60 countries over the period 1985-2008. Our findings suggest that there is a structural change after IT adoption, as the factors leading to adoption of IT differ significantly from those leading to its continuation. Thus, including the post-adoption period when estimating the factors of IT adoption leads to biased results when interested in the question as of why countries adopt IT.

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Paper provided by University of Groningen, Research Institute SOM (Systems, Organisations and Management) in its series Research Report with number 13013-EEF.

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  1. Jan-Egbert Sturm & Anna Samarina, 2013. "Factors Leading to Inflation Targeting – The Impact of Adoption," KOF Working papers 13-346, KOF Swiss Economic Institute, ETH Zurich.

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