It Framework Design Parameters

Author/Editor:

Douglas Laxton ; Charles Freedman

Publication Date:

April 1, 2009

Electronic Access:

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Summary:

This is the third chapter of a forthcoming monograph entitled "On Implementing Full-Fledged Inflation-Targeting Regimes: Saying What You Do and Doing What You Say." It examines a number of elements in the design of an inflation-targeting framework. These include the definition of the target variable, the relevance of core measures of inflation, and the advantages and disadvantages of point targets, point targets with a band, and range targets. It then discusses the choice of a long-term inflation rate, the target horizon, and the policy horizon.

Series:

Working Paper No. 09/87

Subject:

English

Publication Date:

April 1, 2009

ISBN/ISSN:

9781451872347/1018-5941

Stock No:

WPIEA2009087

Format:

Paper

Pages:

16

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