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A Model for Full-Fledged Inflation Targeting and Application to Ghana

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  • Kevin Clinton
  • Jihad Dagher
  • Ondrej Kamenik
  • Douglas Laxton
  • Ali Alichi
  • Marshall Mills

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A model in which monetary policy pursues full-fledged inflation targeting adapts well to Ghana. Model features include: endogenous policy credibility; non-linearities in the inflation process; and a policy loss function that aims to minimize the variability of output and the interest rate, as well as deviations of inflation from the long-term low-inflation target. The optimal approach from initial high inflation to the ultimate target is gradual; and transitional inflation-reduction objectives are flexible. Over time, as policy earns credibility, expectations of inflation converge towards the long-run target, the output-inflation variability tradeoff improves, and optimal policy responses to shocks moderate.

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  • Kevin Clinton & Jihad Dagher & Ondrej Kamenik & Douglas Laxton & Ali Alichi & Marshall Mills, 2010. "A Model for Full-Fledged Inflation Targeting and Application to Ghana," IMF Working Papers 10/25, International Monetary Fund.
  • Handle: RePEc:imf:imfwpa:10/25
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    1. Michal Andrle & Andrew Berg & Enrico G Berkes & Rafael A Portillo & Jan Vlcek & R. Armando Morales, 2013. "Money Targeting in a Modern Forecasting and Policy Analysis System; an Application to Kenya," IMF Working Papers 13/239, International Monetary Fund.

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