Inflation Targeting in Practice

Author/Editor:

Guy Debelle

Publication Date:

March 1, 1997

Electronic Access:

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Summary:

In recent years, an inflation targeting framework for monetary policy has been adopted in a number of industrial countries. This paper discusses the practical issues that have arisen under the operation of the new framework, and highlights five features of the framework: the assignment of the target, the interaction with other policy goals, the definition of the target, accountability and the role of inflation forecasts. The economic performance of the inflation targeting countries thus far is summarized.

Series:

Working Paper No. 97/35

Subject:

English

Publication Date:

March 1, 1997

ISBN/ISSN:

9781451845310/1018-5941

Stock No:

WPIEA0351997

Format:

Paper

Pages:

34

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