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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

Volume: 28

Issue: Dec

Pages: 2-9