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Cross-checking optimal monetary policy with information from the Taylor rule

  • Tillmann, Peter

This paper shows that monetary policy should be delegated to a central bank that cross-checks optimal policy with information from the Taylor rule. Placing some weight on deviations from a Taylor rule reduces the stabilization bias of discretionary monetary policy.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Economics Letters.

Volume (Year): 117 (2012)
Issue (Month): 1 ()
Pages: 204-207

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