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Assessing the performance of inflation targeting in East Asian economies

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  • Hiroyuki Taguchi
  • Chizuru Kato

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This paper aims at assessing the performance of the inflation targeting framework from the quantitative perspective of the money and inflation relationship, focusing on the four East Asian economies, i.e. Korea, Indonesia, Thailand and the Philippines, who adopted the inflation targeting framework soon after the 1997-98 Asian currency crisis. Our estimation results told us that the inflation targeting framework in the sample economies, except for the Philippines, has functioned well as an anchor to curb inflation, in the sense that the framework speeds up price adjustment against money supply compared with their previous regime of pegged exchange rates. We interpret the speeding-up of price adjustment under inflation targeting framework in such a way that the framework may have been able to curb inflation through stabilizing inflationary expectations. We also found that the well-functioning inflation targeting framework was consistent with another estimation outcome : that of enhanced monetary autonomy under the post-crisis floating exchange rate regime.
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  • Hiroyuki Taguchi & Chizuru Kato, 2011. "Assessing the performance of inflation targeting in East Asian economies," Asian-Pacific Economic Literature, Asia Pacific School of Economics and Government, The Australian National University, vol. 25(1), pages 93-102, May.
  • Handle: RePEc:bla:apacel:v:25:y:2011:i:1:p:93-102
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    1. Yucheng Cai & Hiroyuki Taguchi, 2015. "Monetary policy rule under financial deregulation in China," Economics Bulletin, AccessEcon, vol. 35(1), pages 122-132.
    2. Roseline Nyakerario Misati & Esman Morekwa Nyamongo & Lucas Kamau Njoroge & Sheila Kaminchia, 2012. "Feasibility of inflation targeting in an emerging market: evidence from Kenya," Journal of Financial Economic Policy, Emerald Group Publishing, vol. 4(2), pages 146-159, May.
    3. Chen Wang, 2016. "Does Inflation Targeting Work Well? Evidence from CEE Countries," Acta Oeconomica, Akadémiai Kiadó, Hungary, vol. 66(3), pages 375-392, September.
    4. Sek Siok Kun, 2012. "Evaluating the performance of inflation targeting regime in three Asian economies," International Econometric Review (IER), Econometric Research Association, vol. 4(2), pages 82-98, September.
    5. Djuranovik, Leslie, 2014. "The Indonesian macroeconomy and the yield curve: A dynamic latent factor approach," Journal of Asian Economics, Elsevier, vol. 34(C), pages 1-15.
    6. William Miles & Sam Schreyer, 2012. "Is monetary policy non-linear in Indonesia, Korea, Malaysia, and Thailand? A quantile regression analysis," Asian-Pacific Economic Literature, Asia Pacific School of Economics and Government, The Australian National University, vol. 26(2), pages 155-166, November.

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    • E52 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Monetary Policy, Central Banking, and the Supply of Money and Credit - - - Monetary Policy
    • F33 - International Economics - - International Finance - - - International Monetary Arrangements and Institutions
    • C23 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Single Equation Models; Single Variables - - - Models with Panel Data; Spatio-temporal Models

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