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What does South Korean inflation targeting target?

  • Sánchez, Marcelo
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    This paper characterises South Korean monetary policy in the period of explicit inflation targeting that started in 1999. We calculate Bank of Korea's parameters in the policy objective function, conditional on an estimated macro-model. We show that this central bank appears to have pursued optimal policy geared towards achieving price stability, while displaying a considerable degree of interest rate smoothing. In addition, the central bank loss function is estimated to include negligible weights on output and exchange-rate variability.

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    Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Journal of Asian Economics.

    Volume (Year): 21 (2010)
    Issue (Month): 6 (December)
    Pages: 526-539

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    Handle: RePEc:eee:asieco:v:21:y:2010:i:6:p:526-539
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