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Policy Rules for Inflation Targeting

  • Rudebusch, G.D.
  • Svensson, L.E.O.

Policy rules that are consistent with inflation targeting are examined in a small macroeconometric model of the US economy. We compare the properties and outcomes of explicit "instrument rules" as well as "targeting rules". The latter, which imply implicit instrument rules, may be closer to actual operating procedures of inflation-targeting central banks. WE find that inflation forecasts are central for good policy rules under inflation targeting. Some simple instrument and targeting rules do remarkably well relative to the optimal rule; others including some that are often used as representing inflation targeting, do less well.

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Paper provided by Stockholm - International Economic Studies in its series Papers with number 637.

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Length: 47 pages
Date of creation: 1998
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Handle: RePEc:fth:stocin:637
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