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Maximizing Price Stability in a Monetary Economy

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  • Warren Mosler
  • Damiano B. Silipo

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In this paper we analyze options for the European Central Bank (ECB) to achieve its single mandate of price stability. Viable options for price stability are described, analyzed, and tabulated with regard to both short- and long-term stability and volatility. We introduce an additional tool for promoting price stability and conclude that public purpose is best served by the selection of an alternative buffer stock policy that is directly managed by the ECB.

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  • Warren Mosler & Damiano B. Silipo, 2016. "Maximizing Price Stability in a Monetary Economy," Economics Working Paper Archive wp_864, Levy Economics Institute.
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    1. Warren Mosler, 1998. "Full Employment and Price Stability," Journal of Post Keynesian Economics, M.E. Sharpe, Inc., vol. 20(2), pages 167-182, January.
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    Keywords

    European Central Bank; Monetary Policy Tools and Price Stability; Buffer Stock Policy;

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    • E52 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Monetary Policy, Central Banking, and the Supply of Money and Credit - - - Monetary Policy
    • E58 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Monetary Policy, Central Banking, and the Supply of Money and Credit - - - Central Banks and Their Policies

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