The Rationale and Design of Inflation-Indexed Bonds

Author/Editor:

Robert T Price

Publication Date:

January 1, 1997

Electronic Access:

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Summary:

A number of industrialized countries have recently offered inflation-indexed bonds. Some members of another group of countries that had earlier adopted more comprehensive indexation in response to high inflation have taken steps to reduce the scope of indexation in their economies. This paper surveys debt management, monetary policy, and welfare arguments on the use of inflation-indexed bonds, and relates these to the experiences of various issuers. The paper also considers some important design features of indexed bonds.

Series:

Working Paper No. 97/12

Subject:

English

Publication Date:

January 1, 1997

ISBN/ISSN:

9781451842869/1018-5941

Stock No:

WPIEA0121997

Format:

Paper

Pages:

69

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