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International Great Inflation and Common Monetary Policy

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  • Jacek Suda

    (Narodowy Bank Polski)

  • Anastasia Zervou

    ()

    (Texas A&M University, Department of Economics)

We study whether monetary authorities in the G7 countries were changing their responses to inflation in a similar manner during and following the Great Inflation era. We find that the common to the G7 countries inflation pattern during the Great Inflation period could be associated with a common pattern in the monetary policy response to inflation: we find that until the early 1980s monetary authorities in the G7 countries responded mildly to inflation, systematically fought it throughout the 1980s and lessened again their response during the 2000s. The estimated Taylor rule coefficients on inflation are cointegrated, implying the existence of a long run relation- ship in the responses to inflation during and after the Great Inflation period. At the same time, principal component analysis of the residuals of the estimated Taylor rules indicates that the shocks’ structure cannot account enough for the monetary policies’ comovements. We interpret these findings as suggestive of common monetary policy patterns.

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Paper provided by Texas A&M University, Department of Economics in its series Working Papers with number 20160513_001.

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Length: 49 pages
Date of creation: 13 May 2016
Handle: RePEc:txm:wpaper:20160513_001
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