The United Kingdom's Experience with Inflation Targeting

Author/Editor:

International Monetary Fund

Publication Date:

June 1, 1998

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Summary:

This paper reviews the first five years’ experience with inflation targeting in the United Kingdom. It concludes that inflation performance was not significantly different under inflation targeting than predicted by a VAR model estimated in the period prior to participation in the exchange rate mechanism (ERM). Both short- and long-term interest rates were lower than predicted, however, which is consistent with the interpretation that some gains in credibility were achieved under the inflation targeting regime.

Series:

Working Paper No. 98/87

Subject:

English

Publication Date:

June 1, 1998

ISBN/ISSN:

9781451850994/1018-5941

Stock No:

WPIEA0871998

Price:

$15.00 (Academic Rate:$15.00)

Format:

Paper

Pages:

29

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