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Inflation Targeting Around the World

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  • Pierre L. Siklos

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This paper examines the inflation record of twenty-nine inflation- and noninflation-targeting economies. Both industrial and emerging market economies are considered. Empirical evidence is based on a comparison of actual and forecasted inflation, an econometric analysis that estimates changes in inflation persistence, and an estimate of the probability of a breach in the inflation target as a proxy for the fragility of the targeting regime. I find that inflation persistence has fallen in only a handful of emerging market economies. However, the inflationtargeting regime is not especially fragile in emerging market economies. As these economies gain experience with inflation targets and respond appropriately to forecast errors generated by the private sector, the likelihood of breaches in the target ranges tends to fall.

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  • Pierre L. Siklos, 2008. "Inflation Targeting Around the World," Emerging Markets Finance and Trade, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 44(6), pages 17-37, November.
  • Handle: RePEc:mes:emfitr:v:44:y:2008:i:6:p:17-37
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