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Why Inflation Targeting?

Why Inflation Targeting? »

Source: Why Inflation Targeting?

Volume/Issue: 2009/86

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Charles Freedman , and Douglas Laxton

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 April 2009

ISBN: 9781451872330

Keywords: rate of inflation, central bank

This is the second chapter of a forthcoming monograph entitled "On Implementing Full-Fledged Inflation-Targeting Regimes: Saying What You Do and Doing What You Say." We begin by discussing the costs of inflation, i...

Relative Price Convergence in Russia

Relative Price Convergence in Russia »

Source: Relative Price Convergence in Russia

Volume/Issue: 1995/54

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Paula De Masi , and Vincent Koen

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 June 1995

ISBN: 9781451847468

Keywords: inflation, relative price, relative price variability, price level, relative prices, Russia,

Following price and exchange rate liberalization, domestic consumer prices in Russia moved closer to market levels. This paper quantifies the magnitude of the associated relative price changes. It also shows that r...

CHAPTER IV DOES INFLATION TARGETING WORK IN EMERGING MARKETS?

CHAPTER IV DOES INFLATION TARGETING WORK IN EMERGING MARKETS? »

Source: World Economic Outlook, September 2005 : Building Institutions

Series: World Economic Outlook

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Research Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 12 April 2005

ISBN: 9781589064546

Keywords: inflation, current account, inflation targeting, oil prices, institutional quality

Inflation targeting has become an increasingly popular monetary policy strategy, with some 21 countries (8 industrial and 13 emerging market) now inflation targeters. Other countrie...

CHAPTER I ECONOMIC PROSPECTS AND POLICY ISSUES

CHAPTER I ECONOMIC PROSPECTS AND POLICY ISSUES »

Source: World Economic Outlook, September 2005 : Building Institutions

Series: World Economic Outlook

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Research Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 12 April 2005

ISBN: 9781589064546

Keywords: inflation, current account, inflation targeting, oil prices, institutional quality

The expansion remains broadly on track, with global growth forecasts for 2005 and 2006 largely unchanged from the last World Economic Outlook (Table 1.1 and Figure 1.1), although risks are still slanted to t...

Statistical Appendix

Statistical Appendix »

Source: World Economic Outlook, September 2005 : Building Institutions

Series: World Economic Outlook

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Research Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 12 April 2005

ISBN: 9781589064546

Keywords: inflation, current account, inflation targeting, oil prices, institutional quality

The statistical appendix presents historical data, as well as projections. It comprises five sections: Assumptions, What’s New, Data and Conventions, Classification of Countries, an...

World Economic outlook and Staff Studies for the World economic outlook, Selected topics, 1995–2005

World Economic outlook and Staff Studies for the World economic outlook, Selected topics, 1995–2005 »

Source: World Economic Outlook, September 2005 : Building Institutions

Series: World Economic Outlook

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Research Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 12 April 2005

ISBN: 9781589064546

Keywords: inflation, current account, inflation targeting, oil prices, institutional quality

I. Methodology—Aggregation, Modeling, and Forecasting...

Chapter II GLOBAL IMBALANCES: A SAVING AND INVESTMENT PERSPECTIVE

Chapter II GLOBAL IMBALANCES: A SAVING AND INVESTMENT PERSPECTIVE »

Source: World Economic Outlook, September 2005 : Building Institutions

Series: World Economic Outlook

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Research Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 12 April 2005

ISBN: 9781589064546

Keywords: inflation, current account, inflation targeting, oil prices, institutional quality

Global saving and investment rates have fallen and current account imbalances have widened to unprecedented levels, yet real long-term interest rates remain low in most countries. H...

CHAPTER III BUILDING INSTITUTIONS

CHAPTER III BUILDING INSTITUTIONS »

Source: World Economic Outlook, September 2005 : Building Institutions

Series: World Economic Outlook

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Research Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 12 April 2005

ISBN: 9781589064546

Keywords: inflation, current account, inflation targeting, oil prices, institutional quality

With one billion people in developing countries living on less than $1 a day, the alleviation of extreme poverty remains high on the policy agenda of the international community. De...

CHAPTER III FISCAL IMPROVEMENT IN ADVANCED ECONOMIES: HOW LONG WILL IT LAST?

CHAPTER III FISCAL IMPROVEMENT IN ADVANCED ECONOMIES: HOW LONG WILL IT LAST? »

Source: World Economic Outlook, May 2001 : Fiscal Policy and Macroeconomic Stability

Series: World Economic Outlook

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Research Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 19 September 2000

ISBN: 9781589060326

Keywords: inflation, debt, interest, payments, deficits

Countries around the world have significantly improved their fiscal positions since the early 1990s. This development has been particularly striking in the advanced economies, where several countries have at...

CHAPTER IV THE DECLINE OF INFLATION IN EMERGING MARKETS: CAN IT BE MAINTAINED?

CHAPTER IV THE DECLINE OF INFLATION IN EMERGING MARKETS: CAN IT BE MAINTAINED? »

Source: World Economic Outlook, May 2001 : Fiscal Policy and Macroeconomic Stability

Series: World Economic Outlook

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Research Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 19 September 2000

ISBN: 9781589060326

Keywords: inflation, debt, interest, payments, deficits

Recent years have witnessed a dramatic decline in inflation in emerging market economies. 1 By the end of 2000, average inflation in emerging markets had declined from triple-digi...