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Does Inflation Targeting Matter for EMEs?

  • René Cabral

This paper presents an empirical assessment of the performance of EMEs that have adopted inflation targets to conduct monetary policy. In contrast to the evidence previously found for industrial economies, we observe that IT has really mattered for EMEs' price stability. Cross-section and panel estimations consistently suggest that IT has significantly contributed to EMEs' disinflation.

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Paper provided by Escuela de Graduados en Administración Pública y Políticas Públicas, Campus Monterrey in its series Working Papers with number 20061.

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Length: 12 pages
Date of creation: Jul 2006
Date of revision: Dec 2006
Handle: RePEc:egb:wpaper:20061
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