IDEAS home Printed from
MyIDEAS: Login to save this paper or follow this series

Will the Monetary Pillar Stay? A Few Lessons from the UK

  • Paolo PAESANI

The ECB formulates its policy relying on two-pillars: the monetary pillar and alternative models of inflation. The two-pillars strategy has been seriously criticized and there is a chance that it will be reconsidered at some point in the future. This paper elaborates on this possibility, concentrating on the monetary pillar and drawing suggestions from the analysis of monetary policy in the UK. The choice of the UK is motivated by the fact that the Bank of England walked all the way from monetary targeting to the informational approach to money (and inflation targeting). As the ECB is currently threading the same path, and finding troubles on the way, the aim of the paper is to work out a map of the risks laying ahead, learning from the experience of someone who has been there before.

If you experience problems downloading a file, check if you have the proper application to view it first. In case of further problems read the IDEAS help page. Note that these files are not on the IDEAS site. Please be patient as the files may be large.

File URL:
File Function: main text
Download Restriction: no

Paper provided by European University Institute in its series Economics Working Papers with number ECO2003/10.

in new window

Date of creation: 2003
Date of revision:
Handle: RePEc:eui:euiwps:eco2003/10
Contact details of provider: Postal: Badia Fiesolana, Via dei Roccettini, 9, 50014 San Domenico di Fiesole (FI) Italy
Phone: +39-055-4685.982
Fax: +39-055-4685.902
Web page:

More information through EDIRC

No references listed on IDEAS
You can help add them by filling out this form.

This item is not listed on Wikipedia, on a reading list or among the top items on IDEAS.

When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:eui:euiwps:eco2003/10. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Anne Banks)

If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

If references are entirely missing, you can add them using this form.

If the full references list an item that is present in RePEc, but the system did not link to it, you can help with this form.

If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.

This information is provided to you by IDEAS at the Research Division of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis using RePEc data.