Inflation Forecast Targeting: Implementing and Monitoring Inflation Targets

EUROPEAN ECONOMIC REVIEW

Posted: 25 Nov 1996

See all articles by Lars E. O. Svensson

Lars E. O. Svensson

Stockholm School of Economics; Stockholm University - Institute for International Economic Studies (IIES); National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER); Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR)

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Abstract

**The following is a description of the paper and not the actual abstract.** Inflation targeting is shown to imply inflation forecast targeting: the central bank's inflation forecast becomes an explicit intermediate target. Inflation forecast targeting simplifies both implementation and monitoring of monetary policy. The weight on output stabilization determines how quickly the inflation forecast is adjusted towards the inflation target. Money growth or exchange rate targeting is generally inferior than inflation targeting and leads to higher inflation variability. Commitment to 'target rules' may be better than commitment to 'instrument rules'.

JEL Classification: E42, E52, E58

Suggested Citation

Svensson, Lars E.O., Inflation Forecast Targeting: Implementing and Monitoring Inflation Targets. EUROPEAN ECONOMIC REVIEW. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3529

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