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Is there a case for domestic inflation target?

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This paper evaluates the consequences of a central bank stabilizing alternative measures of inflation in a model with several exchange rate channels of transmission for the monetary policy. The real exchange rate affects the equilibrium conditions and the utility-based welfare objective places higher weight on output gap stabilization. There is an endogenous stabilization trade-off and policy rules derived from private agents’ optimizing behavior perform better than alternative monetary policy arrangements. The optimal policy is PPI inflation target, under which the exchange rate follows a controlled floating. Contrary to central bank practices, CPI target should be considered only by highly open economies.

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  • Divino, Jose Angelo, 2009. "Is there a case for domestic inflation target?," Mathematics and Computers in Simulation (MATCOM), Elsevier, vol. 79(10), pages 3122-3135.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:matcom:v:79:y:2009:i:10:p:3122-3135
    DOI: 10.1016/j.matcom.2009.03.003
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    Open economy; Monetary policy regimes; Transmission channels; Exchange rate;
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    • E52 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Monetary Policy, Central Banking, and the Supply of Money and Credit - - - Monetary Policy
    • F41 - International Economics - - Macroeconomic Aspects of International Trade and Finance - - - Open Economy Macroeconomics

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