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Challenges to Monetary Policy in the Czech Republic—An Integrated Monetary and Fiscal Analysis

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  • Sònia Muñoz
  • Céline Allard

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This paper uses the Global Integrated Monetary and Fiscal Model (GIMF), a New Keynesian open-economy general equilibrium model suitable for an integrated evaluation of monetary and fiscal policies, to analyze monetary policy challenges facing the Czech Republic. In the context of the recent rising inflation pressures, we analyze how the authorities' fiscal reform package and the planned reduction in the inflation target in 2010 would weigh on the conduct of monetary policy.

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  • Sònia Muñoz & Céline Allard, 2008. "Challenges to Monetary Policy in the Czech Republic—An Integrated Monetary and Fiscal Analysis," IMF Working Papers 08/72, International Monetary Fund.
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    Cited by:

    1. Melecky, Ales & Melecky, Martin, 2008. "From Inflation to Exchange Rate Targeting: Estimating the Stabilization Effects," MPRA Paper 10844, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    2. Martin Cihak & Wim Fonteyne, 2009. "Five Years After; European Union Membership and Macro-Financial Stability in the New Member States," IMF Working Papers 09/68, International Monetary Fund.
    3. Mark J Flanagan, 2008. "Resolving a Large Contingent Fiscal Liability; Eastern European Experiences," IMF Working Papers 08/159, International Monetary Fund.
    4. Melecky, Ales & Melecky, Martin, 2010. "From inflation to exchange rate targeting: Estimating the stabilization effects for a small open economy," Economic Systems, Elsevier, vol. 34(4), pages 450-468, December.

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    Keywords

    Czech Republic; Fiscal policy; Inflation targeting; Monetary policy; Macroeconomic model; Policy coordination; inflation; inflation target; monetary fund; national bank;

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