ICELAND Selected Issues

Author/Editor:

International Monetary Fund

Publication Date:

October 14, 2005

Electronic Access:

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Summary:

This Selected Issues paper for Iceland reports that it faces a considerably less favorable inflation-output variability trade-off than do Canada or the United States. A number of measures should be considered that could help minimize the cost of inflation breaching the tolerance band and help to lower the probability of such events occurring. To effectively target inflation, central banks need to be forward looking, responding early to prospective demand pressures. Having housing prices explicitly in the target ensures that the central bank will monitor developments in the housing market closely.

Series:

Country Report No. 05/366

Subject:

English

Publication Date:

October 14, 2005

ISBN/ISSN:

9781451819298/1934-7685

Stock No:

1ISLEA2005001

Price:

$15.00 (Academic Rate:$15.00)

Format:

Paper

Pages:

69

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