Avoiding significant monetary policy mistakes
Abstract: We deduce properties of optimal monetary policies based on modern theory and standard empirical findings. In light of this analysis, we examine FOMC policy procedures and conclude that they put too much emphasis on short-term economic stabilization and too little emphasis on longer-term price stability. We propose a form of inflation targeting to address this problem.
Keywords: Monetary policy;
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Provider: Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis
Part of Series: Quarterly Review
Publication Date: 2004