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Calvo-type rules and the forward-looking behavior of inflation targeting central banks

  • Eurilton Araújo


    (Central Bank of Brazil and FUCAPE Business School)

  • Débora Gouveia


    (Insper Institute of Education and Research)

We estimate small open economy models in which inflation targeting central banks respond to a discounted infinite sum of expected inflation and output gaps (Calvo-type rules). The results support Calvo-type rules for Australia and Canada, and suggest longer targeting horizons for inflation compared with output gaps.

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Volume (Year): 33 (2013)
Issue (Month): 3 ()
Pages: 2042-2051

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Handle: RePEc:ebl:ecbull:eb-13-00474
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