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Optimal Inflation Weights in the Euro Area

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  • Daniela Bragoli

    (Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore)

  • Massimiliano Rigon

    (Bank of Italy)

  • Francesco Zanetti

    (University of Oxford)

Abstract

This study investigates the appropriate measure for stabilizing inflation in the euro area. We use a model that accounts for both the heterogeneity observed in the degree of price rigidities across regions and sectors, and asymmetry of real disturbances in relative prices. Our work shows that the optimal weights to assign to each region or sector result from complex interactions between the degree of price stickiness, economic size, and the distribution of shocks within regions.

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  • Daniela Bragoli & Massimiliano Rigon & Francesco Zanetti, 2016. "Optimal Inflation Weights in the Euro Area," International Journal of Central Banking, International Journal of Central Banking, vol. 12(2), pages 357-383, June.
  • Handle: RePEc:ijc:ijcjou:y:2016:q:2:a:8
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    1. Massimiliano Rigon & Francesco Zanetti, 2018. "Optimal Monetary Policy and Fiscal Policy Interaction in a Non-Ricardian Economy," International Journal of Central Banking, International Journal of Central Banking, vol. 14(2), pages 389-436, June.
    2. Irina Kozlovtceva & Alexey Ponomarenko & Andrey Sinyakov & Stas Tatarintsev, 2019. "Financial Stability Implications of Policy Mix in a Small Open Commodity-Exporting Economy," Bank of Russia Working Paper Series wps42, Bank of Russia.

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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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