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Inflation Targeting and Q Volatility in Small Open Economies

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  • Paul McNelis
  • Guay Lim

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This paper examines the welfare implications of managing Q with inflation targeting by monetary authorities who have to "learn" the laws of motion for both inflation and the rate of growth of Q. Our results show that the Central Bank can achieve great success in reducing the volatility of GDP growth with basically the same inflation volatility, if it incorporates this additional target into its policy regime. However, the welfare effects are generally lower, in terms of consumption, when the monetary authorithy reacts to Q growth as well as inflation

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  • Paul McNelis & Guay Lim, 2004. "Inflation Targeting and Q Volatility in Small Open Economies," Computing in Economics and Finance 2004 254, Society for Computational Economics.
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    Keywords

    Tobin's Q; monetary policy; learning;
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    • E52 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Monetary Policy, Central Banking, and the Supply of Money and Credit - - - Monetary Policy
    • F37 - International Economics - - International Finance - - - International Finance Forecasting and Simulation: Models and Applications

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