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What explains recent changes in international monetary policy attitudes toward inflation? Evidence from developed countries

  • Lo, Melody
  • Granato, Jim
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    This paper identifies source(s) contributing to the recent international shift in monetary policy attitudes toward inflation. Data from 18 developed countries suggests that this shift is connected to the universal increase in policy responses to economic openness in the 1990s.

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    Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Economics Letters.

    Volume (Year): 100 (2008)
    Issue (Month): 3 (September)
    Pages: 411-414

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