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Nominal Income Targeting in an Open-Economy Optimizing Model

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  • McCallum, Bennett T.

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    (Carnegie Mellon University)

  • Nelson, Edward

    (Bank of England)

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The purpose of this paper is to examine the merits of monetary policy rules that utilize as their principal target variable the level or growth rate of some aggregate measure of nominal spending, such as nominal GDP, rather than a monetary aggregate or an index of inflation. The main objective is to develop new results concerning the possible desirability of nominal income targeting in the context of a quantitative structural macroeconomic model that represents an improved and extended version of the semi-classical framework presented in Mc-Callum and Nelson (1998).

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Paper provided by Stockholm University, Institute for International Economic Studies in its series Seminar Papers with number 644.

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Length: 44 pages
Date of creation: 01 Aug 1998
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Handle: RePEc:hhs:iiessp:0644

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Keywords: nominal income targeting; open-economy; monetary policy;

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  1. Central Banks Can Phase in Nominal GDP Targets without Losing the Inflation Anchor
    by jfrankel in Jeff Frankels Weblog on 2012-12-26 02:59:14
  2. Friedman provided a theory for NGDP targeting
    by Lars Christensen in The Market Monetarist on 2011-11-06 08:18:19
  3. Nominal GDP Targeting Could Take the Place of Inflation Targeting
    by jfrankel in Jeff Frankels Weblog on 2012-06-13 22:10:10
  4. Jeff Frankel restates his support for NGDP targeting
    by Lars Christensen in The Market Monetarist on 2012-06-14 06:19:22
  5. "Inflation Targeting is Dead"
    by Mark Thoma in Economist's View on 2012-06-14 12:26:56
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