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Robust monetary policy, optimal delegation and misspecified potential output

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  • Tillmann, Peter
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    Central banks face uncertainty about potential output. We model optimal monetary policy under discretion in a situation in which the central bank adopts a min–max approach to policy. The case for appointing a conservative central banker who puts a larger weight on inflation stabilization becomes stronger as the central bank’s concern about misspecifications increases.

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    Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Economics Letters.

    Volume (Year): 123 (2014)
    Issue (Month): 2 ()
    Pages: 244-247

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    Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolet:v:123:y:2014:i:2:p:244-247
    DOI: 10.1016/j.econlet.2014.02.021
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