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Inflation zone targeting and the Federal Reserve

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The purpose of this paper is to examine whether the Federal Reserve (the Fed) implicitly implemented an inflation zone targeting policy. To this end, I estimate the piecewise linear Taylor rule, in which the magnitude of the inflation coefficient depends on whether inflation lies within or outside a target zone. The estimation results show that the Fed conducted an inflation zone targeting policy during the 1987-2004 period. In addition, it is found that a symmetric (not asymmetric) specification of the piecewise linear rule is adequate to describe the inflation zone targeting behavior of the Fed. J. Japanese Int. Economies 22 (1) (2008) 68-84.

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  • Tachibana, Minoru, 2008. "Inflation zone targeting and the Federal Reserve," Journal of the Japanese and International Economies, Elsevier, vol. 22(1), pages 68-84, March.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:jjieco:v:22:y:2008:i:1:p:68-84
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