Flattening of the Phillips Curve : Implications for Monetary Policy

Author/Editor:

Dora M Iakova

Publication Date:

April 1, 2007

Electronic Access:

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Summary:

Over the past decade, inflation has become less responsive to domestic demand pressures in many industrial countries. This development has been attributed, in part, to globalization forces. A small macroeconomic model, estimated on UK data using Bayesian estimation, is used to analyze the monetary policy implications of this structural change. The focus is on the implications of a globalization-related flattening of the Phillips curve for the trade-off between inflation and output gap variability and for the efficient monetary policy response rule.

Series:

Working Paper No. 07/76

Subject:

English

Publication Date:

April 1, 2007

ISBN/ISSN:

9781451866407/1018-5941

Stock No:

WPIEA2007076

Price:

$18.00 (Academic Rate:$18.00)

Format:

Paper

Pages:

19

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