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Win or Lose, it’s the policy we choose: Comparative economic performance of the inflation targeters

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  • Beja, Edsel Jr.

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The inflation-growth relationship for the inflation targeters is estimated for the period 2001-2006. The results show that inflation is negatively correlated with economic growth, while the indicators for aggregate demand and aggregate supply are positively correlated with economic growth. The findings suggest that a combination of economic policies is more fruitful than a singular focus on inflation targeting. This conclusion is applicable to the case of the Philippines, where inflation is often driven by aggregate supply-linked factors rather than demand-linked factors.

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Paper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 4833.

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Date of creation: 25 Apr 2007
Date of revision: 12 Sep 2007
Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:4833

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  1. Beja Jr, Edsel, 2010. "Is inflation targeting preferred by Filipinos?," MPRA Paper 24382, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  2. Beja, Jr., Edsel, 2009. "The Philippines on debt row," MPRA Paper 16553, University Library of Munich, Germany.

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