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Requirements for Using Interest Rates As An Operating Target for Monetary Policy; The Case of Tunisia

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  • Alain Durré
  • Bernard J Laurens
  • Alexandre Chailloux

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This paper discusses the use of interest rates as the operating target for monetary policy in Tunisia and the roadmap for establishing the other building blocks of an inflation targeting framework. It argues that strengthening the effectiveness of the current monetary policy framework will facilitate the adoption of inflation targeting over time.

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  • Alain Durré & Bernard J Laurens & Alexandre Chailloux, 2009. "Requirements for Using Interest Rates As An Operating Target for Monetary Policy; The Case of Tunisia," IMF Working Papers 09/149, International Monetary Fund.
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    1. Samir Abdelhafidh, 2014. "External Debt and Economic Growth in Tunisia," Panoeconomicus, Savez ekonomista Vojvodine, Novi Sad, Serbia, vol. 61(6), pages 669-689, December.
    2. Imen Mohamed Sghaier & Zouheir Abida, 2013. "Monetary Policy Rules for a Developing Countries: Evidence from Tunisia," The Review of Finance and Banking, Academia de Studii Economice din Bucuresti, Romania / Facultatea de Finante, Asigurari, Banci si Burse de Valori / Catedra de Finante, vol. 5(1), pages 035-046, June.
    3. Dahem, Ahlem & Siala Guermazi, Fatma, 2016. "Exchange rate Pass-through and Monetary Policy in Transition Economy: Evidence from Tunisia with disaggregated VAR Analysis," MPRA Paper 74179, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    4. repec:ers:ijebaa:v:iv:y:2016:i:4:p:50-63 is not listed on IDEAS
    5. Guizani, Brahim, 2015. "Effectiveness of Monetary Policy In Economies in Democratic Transition: Evidence from Tunisia," MPRA Paper 63205, University Library of Munich, Germany.

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    Keywords

    Financial sector; Economic models; Economic reforms; Inflation targeting; Interest rates; Liquidity management; Money markets; Monetary policy; Monetary operations; Tunisia; monetary frameworks; inflation; money market; monetary base; central bank;

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