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Disinflationary shocks and inflation target uncertainty

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  • Stefano Neri

    (Bank of Italy)

  • Tiziano Ropele

    (Bank of Italy)

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In New Keynesian models favourable cost-push shocks lower inflation and increase output. Yet, when the central bank�s inflation target is not perfectly observed these shocks turn contractionary as agents erroneously perceive a temporary reduction in the target. This effect is amplified when monetary policy is constrained by the effective lower bound on the policy rate.

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  • Stefano Neri & Tiziano Ropele, 2019. "Disinflationary shocks and inflation target uncertainty," Temi di discussione (Economic working papers) 1230, Bank of Italy, Economic Research and International Relations Area.
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    Keywords

    inflation target; imperfect information; monetary policy;
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    JEL classification:

    • E31 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Prices, Business Fluctuations, and Cycles - - - Price Level; Inflation; Deflation
    • E52 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Monetary Policy, Central Banking, and the Supply of Money and Credit - - - Monetary Policy
    • E58 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Monetary Policy, Central Banking, and the Supply of Money and Credit - - - Central Banks and Their Policies

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