Establishing Initial Conditions in Support of Inflation Targeting

Author/Editor:

Mark Zelmer ; Andrea Schaechter ; Mark R. Stone ; Alina Carare

Publication Date:

June 1, 2002

Electronic Access:

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Summary:

This paper provides some practical advice on establishing initial conditions in support of an inflation-targeting monetary framework. These conditions are divided into four areas: a mandate in support of an inflation objective and accountability for achieving this objective; macroeconomic stability; a sufficiently well-developed and stable financial system; and effective policy implementation tools. The measures taken by countries to meet these conditions are also reviewed.

Series:

Working Paper No. 02/102

Subject:

English

Publication Date:

June 1, 2002

ISBN/ISSN:

9781451852622/1018-5941

Stock No:

WPIEA1022002

Price:

$15.00 (Academic Rate:$15.00)

Format:

Paper

Pages:

39

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