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Factors Leading to Inflation Targeting – The Impact of Adoption

This paper examines how the analysis of inflation targeting (IT) adoption is affected by allowing for a structural change after adoption, using panel probit models for 60 countries over the period 1985-2008. Our findings suggest that there is a structural change after IT adoption. Including the post-adoption period when estimating the factors of IT adoption leads to biased results when interested in the question as of what drives countries’ decision to adopt IT.

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Paper provided by KOF Swiss Economic Institute, ETH Zurich in its series KOF Working papers with number 13-346.

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Length: 13 pages
Date of creation: Nov 2013
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Handle: RePEc:kof:wpskof:13-346
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