The Bank of Canada's Monetary Policy Framework : Have Recent Changes Enhanced Central Bank Credibility?

Author/Editor:

Brenda Gonzalez-Hermosillo ; Takatoshi Ito

Publication Date:

December 1, 1997

Electronic Access:

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Summary:

In recent years the Bank of Canada has made important changes in the way it conducts monetary policy. In particular, the bank has adopted explicit inflation targets and introduced significant changes to its operational framework designed to increase transparency and reduce market uncertainty. This paper examines the key issues associated with the recent changes in the Bank of Canada’s monetary policy framework and analyzes various indicators of central bank credibility.

Series:

Working Paper No. 97/171

Subject:

English

Publication Date:

December 1, 1997

ISBN/ISSN:

9781451858464/1018-5941

Stock No:

WPIEA1711997

Price:

$15.00 (Academic Rate:$15.00)

Format:

Paper

Pages:

20

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