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The credibility of monetary policy: a survey of the literature with some simple applications to Caanda

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  • Robert Amano

    (Bank of Canada)

  • Paul Fenton

    (Bank of Canada)

  • David Tessier

    (Bank of Canada)

  • Simon van Norden

    (Bank of Canada)

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  • Robert Amano & Paul Fenton & David Tessier & Simon van Norden, 1996. "The credibility of monetary policy: a survey of the literature with some simple applications to Caanda," Meeting papers 9610001, EconWPA.
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    Cited by:

    1. Robert Amano & Don Coletti & Tiff Macklem, 1998. "Monetary rules when economic behaviour changes," Proceedings, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, issue Mar.
    2. Bomfim, Antulio N & Rudebusch, Glenn D, 2000. "Opportunistic and Deliberate Disinflation under Imperfect Credibility," Journal of Money, Credit and Banking, Blackwell Publishing, vol. 32(4), pages 707-721, November.

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    Keywords

    monetary policy; credibility; dynamic inconsistency; inflation;

    JEL classification:

    • E - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics
    • F3 - International Economics - - International Finance

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