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Controlling Inflation in Euroland

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  • Karen Cabos

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  • Nikolaus A. Siegfried

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For the sake of credibility the ECB has to commit to a clear policy strategy - a direct inflation target or an intermediate monetary target. We offer some information on the scale of control and indicator problems associated with both strategies. We estimate the links between monetary policy actions and inflation in dynamic linear models with the Kalman filter. Using European M3 that the ECB has published recently, we find that the overall control problems involved in targeting money are larger than for direct inflation targets.

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Paper provided by Hamburg University, Department of Economics in its series Quantitative Macroeconomics Working Papers with number 20102.

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Length: 16 pages
Date of creation: Feb 2001
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Handle: RePEc:ham:qmwops:20102

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Keywords: Monetary Policy; Time-Varying Parameter Models; Inflation Targeting;

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