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Inflation Targets in a Monetary Union with Endogenous Entry

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  • Stéphane Auray

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    (Université Lille 3 (GREMARS), Université de Sherbrooke (GREDI) and CIRPÉE)

  • Aurélien Eyquem

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    (GATE, UMR 5824, Université de Lyon and Ecole Normale Supérieure Lettres et Sciences Humaines, France)

  • Jean-Christophe Poutineau

    (CREM (UMR 6211) Universite de Rennes 1 and Ecole Normale Superieure de Cachan, France.)

Abstract

This paper shows that in a monetary union the interest rate rule of the Central Bank should react to the in°ation rate of the Harmonized Index of Consumption Price (HICP) rather than to the inflation rate of the Welfare-Based Consumption Price (WBCP). In a two{country general equilibrium model of the EMU with endogenous entry, we compare both monetary policy regimes and find that targeting the HICP inflation rate reduces the volatility of the Producer Price Index (PPI) in°ation rate and the volatility of the nominal .

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Paper provided by Departement d'Economique de la Faculte d'administration à l'Universite de Sherbrooke in its series Cahiers de recherche with number 09-02.

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Length: 11 pages
Date of creation: 2009
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Handle: RePEc:shr:wpaper:09-02

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Keywords: monetary union; interest rate rule; harmonized index of consumption price;

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