Inflation targeting as a way of precommitment
UNSPECIFIED. (1998) Inflation targeting as a way of precommitment. OXFORD ECONOMIC PAPERS-NEW SERIES, 50 (3). pp. 431-448. ISSN 0030-7653Full text not available from this repository.
This paper considers an institutional arrangement in which the government assigns a publicly-announced inflation target to an instrument-independent central bank, but retains the discretion to revise the inflation target after wages have been set. We argue that since this arrangement is transparent, it solves Canzoneri's private information problem, ensures perfect monitoring of the government, and makes reputational forces more effective. Cases are characterized in which, for this reason, inflation targeting mitigates the inflationary bias of monetary policy.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions|
|Journal or Publication Title:||OXFORD ECONOMIC PAPERS-NEW SERIES|
|Publisher:||OXFORD UNIV PRESS|
|Number of Pages:||18|
|Page Range:||pp. 431-448|
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