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Inflation Targeting in Practice

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  • Guy Debelle

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In recent years, an inflation targeting framework for monetary policy has been adopted in a number of industrial countries. This paper discusses the practical issues that have arisen under the operation of the new framework, and highlights five features of the framework: the assignment of the target, the interaction with other policy goals, the definition of the target, accountability and the role of inflation forecasts. The economic performance of the inflation targeting countries thus far is summarized.

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Paper provided by International Monetary Fund in its series IMF Working Papers with number 97/35.

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Length: 34
Date of creation: 01 Mar 1997
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Handle: RePEc:imf:imfwpa:97/35

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  1. Martin S. Feldstein, 1997. "The Costs and Benefits of Going from Low Inflation to Price Stability," NBER Chapters, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc, in: Reducing Inflation: Motivation and Strategy, pages 123-166 National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
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