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Modelling transmission mechanism of monetary policy in the Czech Republic

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  • Lavan Mahadeva

    (Bank of England)

  • Katerina Smidkova

    (Czech National Bank)

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In December 1997, the Czech Republic became the first transitional economy to adopt an inflation-targeting (IT) framework. This paper addresses two important topics: optimal inflation-targeting horizon and optimal speed of disinflation. A small, aggregate, forward-looking model of the Czech monetary transmission was calibrated and estimated. Stochastic simulations were used to compare consequences of different forecast horizons and different targeted disinflation paths. Our first conclusion is that the optimal targeting horizon is probably less than a year. Secondly, postponing the initial disinflation does not imply significant gains in terms of lower output volatility or a smaller external imbalance.

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  • Lavan Mahadeva & Katerina Smidkova, 2004. "Modelling transmission mechanism of monetary policy in the Czech Republic," Macroeconomics 0402032, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  • Handle: RePEc:wpa:wuwpma:0402032
    Note: Type of Document - ; pages: 28. The paper has been published in Mahadeva, Sterne (ed.) Monetary policy framework in a global context, Routledge, London. See http://www.bankofengland.co.uk/ccbs/publication
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    Inflation targeting; Transmission; transition; Simulations;
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    • 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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