Optimal Monetary Policy and the Sources of Local-Currency Price Stability
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Prepared for the NBER 'Conference on International Dimensions of Monetary Policy', S'Agaro, Catalonia, Spain, June 11-13, 2007. We thank our discussant Philippe Bacchetta and participants in the ECB macro seminar, and the University of Amsterdam for comments. We thank Francesca Viani for superb research assistance. Giancarlo Corsetti's work on this paper is part of the Pierre Werner Chair Programme on Monetary Union at the European University Institute. Hospitality by De Nederlandsche Bank while working on this project is gratefully acknowledged. The views expressed here are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the positions of the ECB, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, The National Bureau of Economic Research or any other institutions with which the authors are affiliated.