Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/153620
Authors: 
Sánchez, Marcelo
Year of Publication: 
2010
Series/Report no.: 
ECB Working Paper 1186
Abstract: 
This paper attempts to characterise an anti-inflationary monetary targeting (MT) regime. In order to derive a formal representation of this regime, we formulate the central bank’s optimisation problem under the assumption that it is possible for the monetary targeted variable to have an impact on inflation. We apply a rather general framework to the Romanian experience with MT in the period 1999-2005. We find that during this period Romania's MT regime can be characterised by a concern for price stability and an additional role for smoothing of the central bank's instrument (base money growth). Our results suggest that exchange rate variability and output gap stability appear not to have entered the objective function significantly.
Subjects: 
Monetary Targeting
optimal monetary policy
Romania
JEL: 
E52
E58
C32
C61
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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