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Inflation-targeting rules: History-dependent or forward-looking?

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This note discusses the inflation-targeting strategy if price setting gives rise to a hybrid Phillips curve. The strategy is inverted relative to private sector pricing behavior: if private sector price setting is backward-looking, policy should be forward-looking, and vice versa.

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  • Leitemo, Kai, 2008. "Inflation-targeting rules: History-dependent or forward-looking?," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 100(2), pages 267-270, August.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolet:v:100:y:2008:i:2:p:267-270
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