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Commentary: Inflation Pressures and Monetary Policy in a Global Economy

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  • Jordi Galí

    (CREI, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, and Barcelona GSE)

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What can estimated reduced-form inflation equations teach us regarding the role of global factors as determinants of inflation? Very little, according to modern monetary theory. I illustrate this claim by exploring the channels through which global factors influence inflation in the small open economy of Galí and Monacelli (2005).

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  • Jordi Galí, 2010. "Commentary: Inflation Pressures and Monetary Policy in a Global Economy," International Journal of Central Banking, International Journal of Central Banking, vol. 6(1), pages 93-102, March.
  • Handle: RePEc:ijc:ijcjou:y:2010:q:1:a:5
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    1. John A. Tatom, 2017. "Globalization and Inflation: a Swiss Perspective," Open Economies Review, Springer, vol. 28(3), pages 523-545, July.

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    JEL classification:

    • E31 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Prices, Business Fluctuations, and Cycles - - - Price Level; Inflation; Deflation
    • F41 - International Economics - - Macroeconomic Aspects of International Trade and Finance - - - Open Economy Macroeconomics

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