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Economic growth under alternative monetary regimes: inflation targeting vs real exchange rate targeting

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  • Jose Antonio Cordero

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The main features and implications of a monetary regime based on inflation targeting are examined and compared to a system based on real exchange rate targeting. The latter is very effective in stimulating economic growth, but the 'trilemma' reduces the effectiveness of stabilization based on open market operations. Inflation targeting is very effective in stabilizing prices but it hurts growth and employment. The dynamics of long-run equilibrium is also analyzed for both regimes.

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  • Jose Antonio Cordero, 2008. "Economic growth under alternative monetary regimes: inflation targeting vs real exchange rate targeting," International Review of Applied Economics, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 22(2), pages 145-160.
  • Handle: RePEc:taf:irapec:v:22:y:2008:i:2:p:145-160
    DOI: 10.1080/02692170701880619
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    Cited by:

    1. Hiroaki Sasaki & Shinya Fujita, 2015. "Demand and Income Distribution in a Two-Country Kaleckian Model," Discussion papers e-14-017, Graduate School of Economics Project Center, Kyoto University.
    2. James Heintz & LĂ©once Ndikumana, 2010. "Is There a Case for Formal Inflation Targeting in Sub-Saharan Africa?," Working Papers wp218, Political Economy Research Institute, University of Massachusetts at Amherst.
    3. Leonardo Vera, 2014. "The Simple Post-Keynesian Monetary Policy Model: An Open Economy Approach," Review of Political Economy, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 26(4), pages 526-548, October.
    4. Jose Antonio Cordero, 2009. "Costa Rica During the Global Recession: Fiscal Stimulus with Tight Monetary Policy," CEPR Reports and Issue Briefs 2009-23, Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR).

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