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Inflation Targeting and Inflation Persistence

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  • George J. Bratsiotis
  • Jakob Madsen
  • Christopher Martin

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This paper argues that the adoption of an inflation target reduces the persistence of inflation.We develop the theoretical literature on inflation persistence by introducing a Taylor rule for monetary policy into a model of persistence and showing that inflation targets reduce inflation persistence. We investigate changes in the time series properties of inflation in seven countries that introduced inflation targets in the late 1980s or early 1990s. We find that the persistence of inflation is greatly reduced or eliminated following the introduction of inflation targets.

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  • George J. Bratsiotis & Jakob Madsen & Christopher Martin, 2002. "Inflation Targeting and Inflation Persistence," Public Policy Discussion Papers 02-12, Economics and Finance Section, School of Social Sciences, Brunel University.
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    1. Francis Leni Anguyo & Rangan Gupta & Kevin Kotze, 2017. "Inflation Dynamics in Uganda: A Quantile Regression Approach," School of Economics Macroeconomic Discussion Paper Series 2017-07, School of Economics, University of Cape Town.
    2. Giorgio Canarella & Stephen M. Miller, 2016. "Inflation Targeting: New Evidence from Fractional Integration and Cointegration," Working papers 2016-08, University of Connecticut, Department of Economics.
    3. repec:eee:jebusi:v:92:y:2017:i:c:p:45-62 is not listed on IDEAS

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