Hayek's Rule, NGDP Targeting, and the Productivity Norm: Theory and Application
Journal of Stock & Forex Trading, Forthcoming
28 Pages Posted: 31 Dec 2013 Last revised: 4 Feb 2014
Date Written: January 29, 2014
The 2008 crisis demonstrated that, absent inflationary pressures, significant economic stress can occur as a consequence of loose monetary policy. This scenario raises the question as to whether there is a better alternative to price stability as a guiding principle for monetary policy. In this paper, I explore the theoretical insights of the productivity norm, its superiority to price stability as the focus of monetary policy, and the challenges of applying such principles by central banks.
Keywords: Hayek Rule, NGDP Targeting, productivity norm, monetary policy, price level
JEL Classification: E31, E32, E52, E58
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