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Factors Leading to Inflation Targeting

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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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  • Jan-Egbert Sturm & Anna Samarina, 2013. "Factors Leading to Inflation Targeting," KOF Working papers 13-346, KOF Swiss Economic Institute, ETH Zurich.
  • Handle: RePEc:kof:wpskof:13-346
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    1. Anna Samarina & Jan-Egbert Sturm, 2014. "Factors leading to inflation targeting - the impact of adoption," Applied Economics Letters, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 21(13), pages 918-923, September.

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    Inflation targeting; Panel probit;

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