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Targeting Monetary Aggregates and Inflation in Europe

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  • Cukierman, A.

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The recent quest for price stability with the relative success of the Bundesbank in maintaining low inflation induced a good number of countries in Europe and elswhere to reconsider the legal foundations of the institutions that formulate and implement monetary policy.

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  • Cukierman, A., 1996. "Targeting Monetary Aggregates and Inflation in Europe," Papers 37-96, Tel Aviv.
  • Handle: RePEc:fth:teavfo:37-96
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    1. Karen Cabos & Michael Funke & Nikolaus A. Siegfried, 2001. "Some Thoughts on Monetary Targeting vs. Inflation Targeting," German Economic Review, Verein für Socialpolitik, vol. 2(3), pages 219-238, August.
    2. Helmut Frisch & Sylvia Staudinger, 2002. "Comparing Different Central Bank Targets," Empirica, Springer;Austrian Institute for Economic Research;Austrian Economic Association, vol. 29(1), pages 11-30, March.

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    Keywords

    FINANCIAL POLICY; INFLATION;

    JEL classification:

    • E64 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Macroeconomic Policy, Macroeconomic Aspects of Public Finance, and General Outlook - - - Incomes Policy; Price Policy
    • E65 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Macroeconomic Policy, Macroeconomic Aspects of Public Finance, and General Outlook - - - Studies of Particular Policy Episodes

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