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The Bank of Canada's Monetary Policy Framework

The Bank of Canada's Monetary Policy Framework »

Source: The Bank of Canada's Monetary Policy Framework : Have Recent Changes Enhanced Central Bank Credibility?

Volume/Issue: 1997/171

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Takatoshi Ito , and Brenda Gonzalez-Hermosillo

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 1997

ISBN: 9781451858464

Keywords: Inflation Targeting, central bank, monetary conditions, rate of inflation

In recent years the Bank of Canada has made important changes in the way it conducts monetary policy. In particular, the bank has adopted explicit inflation targets and introduced significant changes to its operati...

The Case for a Long-Run Inflation Target of Four Percent

The Case for a Long-Run Inflation Target of Four Percent »

Source: The Case for a Long-Run Inflation Target of Four Percent

Volume/Issue: 2014/92

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Laurence Ball

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 09 June 2014

ISBN: 9781498395601

Keywords: Inflation Target, percent inflation, central bank, Monetary Policy (Targets, Instruments, and Effects),

Many central banks target an inflation rate near two percent. This essay argues that policymakers would do better to target four percent inflation. A four percent target would ease the constraints on monetary polic...

Central Bank Independence

Central Bank Independence »

Source: Central Bank Independence : Issues and Experience

Volume/Issue: 1991/58

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 June 1991

ISBN: 9781451966428

Keywords: central bank, inflation, price stability, monetary policy independence

There has been growing interest recently in the scope for promoting monetary stability through the establishment of independent central banks. This paper reviews the issues involved in central bank independence aga...

Clarity of Central Bank Communication About Inflation

Clarity of Central Bank Communication About Inflation »

Source: Clarity of Central Bank Communication About Inflation

Volume/Issue: 2012/9

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Ales Bulir , David-Jan Jansen , and Martin Cihak

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 2012

ISBN: 9781463931148

Keywords: communication, clarity, central bank, inflation target,

This paper examines whether the clarity of central bank communication about inflation has changed with the economic environment. We use readability statistics and content analysis to study the clarity of communicat...

Commodity Price Shocks and Imperfectly Credible Macroeconomic Policies in Commodity-Exporting Small Open Economies

Commodity Price Shocks and Imperfectly Credible Macroeconomic Policies in Commodity-Exporting Small Open Economies »

Source: Commodity Price Shocks and Imperfectly Credible Macroeconomic Policies in Commodity-Exporting Small Open Economies

Volume/Issue: 2014/33

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Juan Pablo Medina Guzman , and Claudio Soto

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 February 2014

ISBN: 9781484306390

Keywords: imperfect credibility, inflation, central bank, monetary policy transparency, monetary authority, Monetary Policy (Targets, Instruments, and Effects), General,

In this paper, we analyze how lack of credibility and transparency of monetary and fiscal policies undermines the effectiveness of macroeconomic policies to isolate the economy from commodity price fluctuations. We...

Communication of Central Bank Thinking and Inflation Dynamics

Communication of Central Bank Thinking and Inflation Dynamics »

Source: Communication of Central Bank Thinking and Inflation Dynamics

Volume/Issue: 2011/209

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Man-Keung Tang , and Xiangrong Yu

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 August 2011

ISBN: 9781463902193

Keywords: Information asymmetry, inflation dynamics, inflation, central bank, monetary economics, Prices, Business Fluctuations, and Cycles: Forecasting and Simulation,

This paper studies the role of central bank communication of its economic assessment in shaping inflation dynamics. Imperfect information about the central bank's assessment - or the basis for monetary policy decis...

Constraints on the Design and Implementation of Monetary Policy in Oil Economies

Constraints on the Design and Implementation of Monetary Policy in Oil Economies »

Source: Constraints on the Design and Implementation of Monetary Policy in Oil Economies : The Case of Venezuela

Volume/Issue: 2008/142

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 June 2008

ISBN: 9781451870008

Keywords: Oil Economies, monetary base, inflation, central bank, monetary fund, Venezuela, Republica Bolivariana De,

By definition, fiscal dominance impedes the effective implementation of any monetary strategy aimed at controlling inflation. Economies that exhibit oil dominance-a situation in which oil exports largely affect the...

The Cost Channel of Monetary Policy

The Cost Channel of Monetary Policy »

Source: The Cost Channel of Monetary Policy : Further Evidence for the United States and the Euro Area

Volume/Issue: 2003/149

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Pau Rabanal

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 July 2003

ISBN: 9781451856910

Keywords: Price Puzzle, New Keynesian Models, Bayesian Methods, nominal interest rate, central bank, monetary economics, Bayesian Analysis, Simulation Methods, Price-Puzzle,

This paper estimates the importance of the cost channel of monetary policy in a New Keynesian model of the business cycle. A model with nominal rigidities is extended by assuming that a fraction of firms need to bo...

Current Issues in the Design and Conduct of Monetary Policy

Current Issues in the Design and Conduct of Monetary Policy »

Source: Current Issues in the Design and Conduct of Monetary Policy

Volume/Issue: 2003/56

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Mohsin Khan

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 March 2003

ISBN: 9781451847727

Keywords: rules versus discretion, inflation, central bank, monetary aggregates,

Movements in global capital during the late 1990s and the greater emphasis on price stability led many countries to abandon fixed exchange rate regimes and to design institutions and monetary policies to achieve cr...

The Design of EMU

The Design of EMU »

Source: The Design of EMU

Volume/Issue: 1997/99

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): David Begg

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 August 1997

ISBN: 9781451852233

Keywords: European Monetary Union, credibility, asymmetric shocks, inflation, monetary policy, central bank, price stability, monetary union

Pursuit of price stability may, but need not, exacerbate output fluctuations. This paper discusses the monetary strategy of the European Central Bank, the intermediate targets that this should entail, and implicati...