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Inflation Targeting as a Monetary Policy Rule

Lars E.O. Svensson

NBER Working Paper No. 6790
Issued in November 1998
NBER Program(s):   ME

The purpose of the paper is to survey and discuss inflation targeting in the context of monetary policy rules. The paper provides a general conceptual discussion of monetary policy rules, attempts to clarify the essential characteristics of inflation targeting, compares inflation targeting to other monetary policy rules, and draws some conclusions for the monetary policy of the European System of Central Banks.

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Published: Journal of Monetary Economics, Vol. 43 (1999): 607-654.

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