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Reflections on the failure of the Taylor principle under commitment

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  • Barnea, Emanuel
  • Liviatan, Nissan

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We offer an explanation of why optimal policy under commitment requires weaker reaction to supply shock, reflected in the failure of the Taylor principle. This lesson seems to be prevalent among central banks and yet has been analyzed incomprehensively in the economic literature.

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  • Barnea, Emanuel & Liviatan, Nissan, 2011. "Reflections on the failure of the Taylor principle under commitment," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 112(1), pages 71-74, July.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolet:v:112:y:2011:i:1:p:71-74
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    1. Gilles Dufrénot & Anwar Khayat, 2014. "Monetary Policy Switching in the Euro Area and Multiple Equilibria: An Empirical Investigation," Working Papers halshs-00973504, HAL.

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