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The A W Phillips memorial lecture to the New Zealand Association of Economists: Monetary Policy – should it move onto a price level target?

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  • Patrick Minford

    (Cardiff University)

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We examine whether inflation targeting should be regarded as optimal. Targeting inflation implies (undesirably) that price level variance tends to infinity: we produce some evidence from both a representative agent model and a long-used forecasting model that, once an endogenous indexation response is allowed for, price level targeting imposes no extra costs of macro variability, indeed gives significant gains.

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  • Patrick Minford, 2004. "The A W Phillips memorial lecture to the New Zealand Association of Economists: Monetary Policy – should it move onto a price level target?," Macroeconomics 0409020, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  • Handle: RePEc:wpa:wuwpma:0409020
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    1. Julian A. Parra-Polania & Luisa F. Acuña-Roa, 2013. "Price-Level Targeting: an omelette that requires breaking some Inflation-Targeting eggs?," BORRADORES DE ECONOMIA 010984, BANCO DE LA REPÚBLICA.

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    montary policy targeting;

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    • E - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics

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