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Disinflationary booms?

  • Merkl, Christian

This paper shows that announced credible disinflations under inflation targeting lead to a boom in a standard New Keynesian model (i.e. a disinflationary boom). This finding is robust with respect to various parameterizations and disinflationary experiments. Thus, it differs from previous findings about disinflationary booms under monetary targeting.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Economics Letters.

Volume (Year): 121 (2013)
Issue (Month): 1 ()
Pages: 105-109

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Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolet:v:121:y:2013:i:1:p:105-109
DOI: 10.1016/j.econlet.2013.07.017
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