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Why inflation targeting central banks seem to follow a standard Taylor rule

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  • Kühn, Stefan
  • Muysken, Joan

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Central banks only caring about inflation stability seem to follow a standard Taylor rule. The alleged reaction to the output gap could be a reaction of the nominal interest rate to variations in the natural real rate of interest.

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  • Kühn, Stefan & Muysken, Joan, 2012. "Why inflation targeting central banks seem to follow a standard Taylor rule," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 115(1), pages 28-30.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolet:v:115:y:2012:i:1:p:28-30
    DOI: 10.1016/j.econlet.2011.12.001
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    Taylor rule; New Keynesian; Endogenous growth;

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