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Inflation Targeting at 20: Achievements and Challenges

Author/Editor: Roger, Scott
Authorized for Distribution: October 1, 2009
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Summary: This paper provides an overview of inflation targeting frameworks and macroeconomic performance under inflation targeting. Inflation targeting frameworks are generally quite similar across countries, and a broad consensus has developed in favor of "flexible" inflation targeting. The evidence shows that, although inflation target ranges are missed frequently in most countries, the inflation and growth performance under inflation targeting compares very favorably with performance under alternative frameworks. Inflation targeters also tentatively appear to be coping better with the commodity price and financial shocks in 2007-2009 than non-inflation targeters. Key issues going forward include adapting inflation targeting to emerging market and developing countries, and incorporating financial stability issues into the framework.
 
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Series: Working Paper No. 09/236
Subject(s): Central bank policy | Cross country analysis | Developing countries | Disinflation | Emerging markets | Financial sector | Financial stability | Inflation targeting | Monetary policy | Price stabilization | Transparency
Author's keyword(s): inflation targeting | monetary policy
 
English  
    Published:   October 1, 2009        
            Format:   Paper
    Stock No:   WPIEA2009236   Pages:   31
    Price:   US$18.00 (Academic Rate: US$18.00 )
       
     
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