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Price level targeting and the delegation issue in an open economy

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  • Froyen, Richard T.
  • Guender, Alfred V.

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A weight-conservative central banker setting policy with discretion and stabilizing the real exchange-rate-adjusted (REX) price level and the output gap can replicate the behavior of the rate of REX inflation and the output gap under policy from a timeless perspective.

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  • Froyen, Richard T. & Guender, Alfred V., 2014. "Price level targeting and the delegation issue in an open economy," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 122(1), pages 12-15.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolet:v:122:y:2014:i:1:p:12-15 DOI: 10.1016/j.econlet.2013.10.027
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    1. Alfred V Guender, 2009. "How Conservative Does The Central Banker Have To Be? On The Treatment Of Expectations Under Discretionary Policymaking," Australian Economic Papers, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 48(1), pages 34-49, March.
    2. Richard T. Froyen & Alfred V. Guender, 2017. "What to Aim for? The Choice of an Inflation Objective when Openness Matters," Open Economies Review, Springer, vol. 28(1), pages 167-190, February.

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    Keywords

    Price level targeting; Real-exchange-rate adjusted price level; CPI; Domestic price level; Conservative central banker;

    JEL classification:

    • E3 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Prices, Business Fluctuations, and Cycles
    • E5 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Monetary Policy, Central Banking, and the Supply of Money and Credit
    • F3 - International Economics - - International Finance

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