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Taylor Principle And Inflation Stability In Emerging Market Countriesw

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  • Kuhl Teles, Vladimir
  • Zaidan, Marta

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The goal of this paper is to evaluate the validity of the Taylor principle for inflation control in 12 developing countries that use inflationtargeting regimes: Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Hungary, Israel, Mexico,Peru, Philippines, Poland, South Africa, Thailand and Turkey. The test is based on a state-space model to determine when each country hasfollowed the principle; then a threshold unit root test is used to verify if the stationarity of the deviation of the expected inflation from itstarget depends on compliance with the Taylor principle. The results show that such compliance leads to the stationarity of the deviation of the expected inflation from its target in all cases. Furthermore, in mostcases, non-compliance with the Taylor principle leads to nonstationary deviation of the expected inflation.

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Paper provided by Escola de Economia de São Paulo, Getulio Vargas Foundation (Brazil) in its series Textos para discussão with number 197.

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  1. Galimberti, Jaqueson K. & Moura, Marcelo L., 2010. "Taylor Rules and Exchange Rate Predictability in Emerging Economies," Insper Working Papers wpe_214, Insper Working Paper, Insper Instituto de Ensino e Pesquisa.
  2. Pierre-Richard Agénor & Luiz A. Pereira da Silva, 2011. "Macroprudential Regulation and the Monetary Transmission Mechanism," Working Papers Series 254, Central Bank of Brazil, Research Department.
  3. R. P. Agenor & K. Alper & L. Pereira da Silva, 2013. "Capital Regulation, Monetary Policy, and Financial Stability," International Journal of Central Banking, International Journal of Central Banking, vol. 9(3), pages 198-243, September.
  4. Colla, Ernesto & Kuhl Teles, Vladimir & Eduardo Balbino, Christian, 2010. "A política monetária brasileira sob o regime de metas de inflação," Textos para discussão 244, Escola de Economia de São Paulo, Getulio Vargas Foundation (Brazil).
  5. Pierre-Richard Agénor & Luiz A. Pereira da Silva, 2013. "Inflation Targeting and Financial Stability: A Perspective from the Developing World," Working Papers Series 324, Central Bank of Brazil, Research Department.

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