Targeting inflation: Comparative control exercises on models of the UK economy
UNSPECIFIED (1996) Targeting inflation: Comparative control exercises on models of the UK economy. ECONOMIC MODELLING, 13 (2). pp. 169-184. ISSN 0264-9993Full text not available from this repository.
This article presents a comparative control exercise on four leading large-scale models of the UK economy. The target is the reduction of inflation; the policy instrument is the short-term interest rate. Within a standardized experimental design full numerical optimization or feedback control rules are employed as appropriate. An important distinction between models is whether expectations, particularly concerning exchange rate behaviour, are treated in a backward-looking or forward-looking manner. Only the model that adopts the rational expectations hypothesis comes close to satisfying the theoretical proposition that the inflation rate should be changeable without altering any real magnitude.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions|
|Journal or Publication Title:||ECONOMIC MODELLING|
|Number of Pages:||16|
|Page Range:||pp. 169-184|
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