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Inflation Targeting Arrangements In Asia : Exploring The Role Of The Exchange Rate

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  • Tony Cavoli

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  • Ramkishen S. Rajan

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Since the Asian crisis it has been recognized that exchange rate and monetary policy strategies must involve a fairly high element of flexibility rather than a single-minded defense of a particular rate. One way this flexibility might be introduced is by a country adopting an open economy inflation targeting arrangement. This particular policy regime has been officially implemented in several Asian countries in recent years, but the normative implications of inflation targeting appear at times to be at odds with the requirements regarding exchange rate flexibility. This paper presents an analysis of some of the issues relevant to Asian central banks implementing an inflation targeting arrangement with specific focus on the role of the exchange rate.

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Paper provided by East Asian Bureau of Economic Research in its series Macroeconomics Working Papers with number 22564.

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Keywords: Asia; exchange rate regime; inflation targeting arrangement; fear of floating; monetary policy rule;

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  1. Chayawadee Chai-anant & Runchana Pongsaparn & Kessarin Tansuwanarat, 2008. "Roles of Exchange Rate in Monetary Policy under Inflation Targeting: A Case Study for Thailand," Working Papers 2008-03, Economic Research Department, Bank of Thailand.
  2. Kisswani, Khalid /M. & Nusair, Salah /A., 2012. "Non-linearities in the dynamics of oil prices," MPRA Paper 36586, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  3. Cavoli, Tony, 2010. "What Drives Monetary Policy in Post-Crisis East Asia? Interest Rate or Exchange Rate Monetary Policy Rules," Journal of Asian Economics, Elsevier, vol. 21(5), pages 456-465, October.
  4. Pourroy, Marc, 2012. "Does exchange rate control improve inflation targeting in emerging economies?," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 116(3), pages 448-450.
  5. Kisswani, Khalid/ M. & Nusair, Salah/ A., 2011. "Non-linear convergence in Asian interest rates and inflation rates," MPRA Paper 34179, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  6. S. Rajan, Ramkishen, 2010. "The Evolution and Impact of Asian Exchange Rate Regimes," ADB Economics Working Paper Series 208, Asian Development Bank.
  7. Ghosh, Amit & Rajan, Ramkishen S., 2009. "Exchange rate pass-through in Korea and Thailand: Trends and determinants," Japan and the World Economy, Elsevier, vol. 21(1), pages 55-70, January.

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