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Price Stability as a Target for Monetary Policy: Defining and Maintaining Price Stability

  • Sevensson, L.E.O.

This paper discusses how price stability can be defined and how price stability can be maintained in practive. Some lessons for the Eurosystem are also considered.

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Paper provided by Stockholm - International Economic Studies in its series Papers with number 673.

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Length: 49 pages
Date of creation: 1999
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Handle: RePEc:fth:stocin:673
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