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Monetary Policy and Inflation: From Theory to Practice

  • Viñals, José
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    This paper addresses a number of questions which are essential to a proper understanding of the causes and effects of the inflationary process and to an assessment of the contribution of monetary policy to the achievement of long-term price stability. These questions are: (1) what are the economic costs of inflation? (2) what part does monetary policy play in the short- and medium-term evolution of inflation? (3) what are the most appropriate monetary policy strategies for fighting inflation?

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    Paper provided by C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers in its series CEPR Discussion Papers with number 1821.

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    Date of creation: Mar 1998
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    Handle: RePEc:cpr:ceprdp:1821
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