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Endogenous Policy Announcement and Accountability for Inflation Target

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  • Keiichi Morimoto

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In this paper, I show that accountability for inflation target will improve social welfare when the central bank makes transparency-opaqueness choices endogenously. The key elements are uncertainty of the firms f informational quality, the opacity bias of constrained discretionay monetary policy under noisy information, and the role of harmful noisy public information. Based on the qualitative and quantitative result, I present a policy recommendation as to policy announcements and inflation targeting regime.

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  • Keiichi Morimoto, 2009. "Endogenous Policy Announcement and Accountability for Inflation Target," Discussion Papers in Economics and Business 09-06, Osaka University, Graduate School of Economics and Osaka School of International Public Policy (OSIPP).
  • Handle: RePEc:osk:wpaper:0906
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    Keywords

    asymmetric information; economic transparency; inflation targeting;

    JEL classification:

    • D82 - Microeconomics - - Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainty - - - Asymmetric and Private Information; Mechanism Design
    • 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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