Inflation Targeting as a Framework for Monetary Policy

Author/Editor:

Guy Debelle ; Miguel A Savastano ; Paul R Masson ; Sunil Sharma

Publication Date:

October 2, 1998

Electronic Access:

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Summary:

Inflation distorts prices, erodes savings, discourages investment, stimulates capital flight, inhibits growth, and makes economic planning a nightmare. During the past decade, several advanced economies have taken a new approach to the age-old problem of controlling inflation through monetary policy known as "inflation targeting." This pamphlet explains the requirements of putting the new policy in place, the experience of the countries that have tried it, and whether it has applicability to developing countries.

Series:

Economic Issues No. 15

English

Publication Date:

October 2, 1998

ISBN/ISSN:

9781557757616/1020-5098

Stock No:

EIIEA0151996

Format:

Paper

Pages:

20

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