Inflation targeting and inflation convergence: International evidence
KeywordInflation targets; Inflation targeting; Inflation convergence; Pair-wise approach; Unit roots
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AbstractWe examine whether the inflation rates of the countries that pursueinflation targeting policies have converged as opposed to the expe-rience of the OECD non-inflation targeters. Using a methodologyintroduced by Pesaran (2007a), we examine the stationarity prop-erties of the inflation differentials. This approach has the advantageof avoiding setting arbitrarily a specific country as the benchmarkeconomy. Our results indicate that the inflation rates converge irre-spective of the monetary policy framework.
CitationArestis P, Chortareas G, Magkonis G, and Moschos D (2014) Inflation targeting and inflation convergence: International evidence. Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions and Money. 31: 285-295.
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