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Inflation Targeting

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Inflation targeting is a monetary-policy strategy that was introduced in New Zealand in 1990, has been very successful, and as of 2007 had been adopted by more than 20 industrialized and non-industrialized countries. It is characterized by (a) an announced numerical inflation target, (b) an implementation of monetary policy that gives a major role to an inflation forecast and has been called ‘inflation-forecast targeting’, (c) and a high degree of transparency and accountability.

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  • Lars E. O. Svensson, 2007. "Inflation Targeting," Working Papers 144, Princeton University, Department of Economics, Center for Economic Policy Studies..
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    • E42 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Money and Interest Rates - - - Monetary Sytsems; Standards; Regimes; Government and the Monetary System
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    • E47 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Money and Interest Rates - - - Forecasting and Simulation: Models and Applications
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