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Inflation Targeting: Should It Be Modeled as an Instrument Rule or a Targeting Rule?

Lars E.O. Svensson

NBER Working Paper No. 8925
Issued in May 2002
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The paper discusses how current inflation targeting should be modeled, and argues that it is better represented as a commitment to a targeting rule (a rule specifying operational objectives for monetary policy or a condition for the target variables), than as a commitment to a simple instrument rule (like a Taylor rule).

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Document Object Identifier (DOI): 10.3386/w8925

Published: Svensson, Lars E. O. "Inflation Targeting: Should It Be Modeled As An Instrument Rule Or A Targeting Rule?," European Economic Review, 2002, v46(4-5,May), 771-780.

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