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Inflation and Growth Targeting


  • Pui Chi Ip

    () (Department of Economics, Macquarie University)


Inflation targeting needs to be supplemented by an economic growth target so that central banks will not adopt monetary policy which results in stagnation. There is no guarantee that the economy will move towards full employment by itself when the inflation rate is kept between two to three per cent. Monetary policy does not have a comparative advantage in achieving price stability. Svensson's proposal that the Keynesian interest rate channel and the Phillips curve can be exploited by the monetary authority for the purpose of inflation targeting may not work. The R in NAIRU should stand for "range" not "rate".

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  • Pui Chi Ip, 2004. "Inflation and Growth Targeting," Research Papers 0401, Macquarie University, Department of Economics.
  • Handle: RePEc:mac:wpaper:0401

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    Inflation; Economic Growth; Monetary Policy;

    JEL classification:

    • E24 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Consumption, Saving, Production, Employment, and Investment - - - Employment; Unemployment; Wages; Intergenerational Income Distribution; Aggregate Human Capital; Aggregate Labor Productivity
    • E31 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Prices, Business Fluctuations, and Cycles - - - Price Level; Inflation; Deflation
    • E52 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Monetary Policy, Central Banking, and the Supply of Money and Credit - - - Monetary Policy
    • E60 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Macroeconomic Policy, Macroeconomic Aspects of Public Finance, and General Outlook - - - General


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