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New Frontiers for Monetary Policy in Chile

In: Inflation Targeting: Desing, Performance, Challenges

  • Pablo García

    (Banco Central de Chile)

  • Luis Óscar Herrera

    (Euroamerica)

  • Rodrigo O. Valdés

    (International Monetary Fund)

This paper assesses the efficiency of the current Inflation Targeting (IT) scheme in place at the Central Bank of Chile. Using a small macroeconomic model of the Chilean economy, our main results are as follows: (i) an efficient monetary policy requires a bias towards output stabilization around its long run trend; (ii) the switch to forecast-targeting, implicit in the current IT scheme in Chile, results in an efficiency gain; (iii) targeting core inflation is not efficient; (iv) ceteris paribus, efficiency could be enhanced if monetary policy leans against the wind when facing shocks to the cost of international finance.

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This chapter was published in: Norman Loayza & Raimundo Soto & Norman Loayza (Series Editor) & Klaus Schmidt-Hebbel (Series Editor) (ed.) Inflation Targeting: Desing, Performance, Challenges, , chapter 15, pages 627-649, 2002.
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  2. Clarida, Richard & Galí, Jordi & Gertler, Mark, 1999. "The Science of Monetary Policy: A New Keynesian Perspective," CEPR Discussion Papers 2139, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers.
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  6. Rómulo Chumacero, 2000. "Se Busca una Raíz Unitaria: Evidencia para Chile," Working Papers Central Bank of Chile 86, Central Bank of Chile.
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