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Inflation Targeting and Communication :, It Pays Off to Read Inflation Reports, Katerina Smídková, Viktor Kotlán, David Navrátil, Ales Bulir

Inflation-targeting central banks have a respectable track record at explaining their policy actions and corresponding inflation outturns. Using a simple forward-looking policy rule and an assessment of inflation reports, we provide a new methodology for the empirical evaluation of consistency in central bank communication. We find that the three communication tools-inflation targets, inflation forecasts, and verbal assessments of inflation factors contained in quarterly inflation reports-provided a consistent message in five out of six observations in our 2000-05 sample of Chile, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Thailand, and Sweden
Table Of Contents
Contents; I. Why Inflation Targeting?; Figures; 1. Inflation and Its Determinants, 2000-05; II. Inflation Targeting and Communication; A. Central Bank Communication and Inflation Forecasts; B. The Public; 2. Inflation Forecasts, Policymaking, and Communication Under Conditional; III. Methodology and Sample Selection; 3. The Public's Scrutiny of Central Bank Communication; A. Methodology; B. Sample Selection and Data; IV. Empirical Findings; Tables; 1. Inflation Targeters: Sample Characteristics; A. Summary of Results; 2. Breakdown of Communication Results, Sample Average, 2000-05
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