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Inflation Targeting Under Imperfect Policy Credibility

This paper presents a model for Inflation Targeting under imperfect policy credibility. It modifies the conventional model in three ways: an endogenous policy credibility process, by which monetary policy can gain or lose credibility over time; non-linearities in the inflation equation and in the credibility generating process; and an explicit loss function. The model highlights problems associated with the practice of setting a series of rigid near-term inflation targets. Also, unfavorable supply shocks pose a difficult problem: an appropriate response involves an interest rate increase, some loss of output, and a period of increased inflation. A delayed response can result in a prolonged period of stagflation
Table Of Contents
Contents; I. Introduction; II. The Model; A. Inflation Process with Endogenous Credibility; A.1 Inflation equation-an expectations-augmented Phillips curve; A.2 Output Gap equation; A.3 Exchange rate-real interest rate parity equation; A.4 Monetary policy loss function; A.5 Note on calibration; III. Optimal Disinflation; A. Initial Condition; B. Disinflation Under Various Degrees of Credibility; IV. Optimal Responses to Shocks; A. Initial Conditions; B. Supply Shocks; C. Demand Shocks; V. Costs of Delaying Interest Rate Increase Under Imperfect Credibility; VI. Concluding Remarks; References
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non fiction
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