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Inflation targeting and central banks: institutional set-ups and monetary policy effectiveness

"Over the last three decades, inflation targeting (IT) has become the most popular monetary policy framework among larger economies. At the same time, its constituting features leave room for different interpretations, translating into various central banks' institutional set-ups. Against...

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Authors and Corporations: Niedźwiedzińska, Joanna (Author)
Type of Resource: Book
Language: English
published:
London, New York Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group 2022
Series: Banking, money and International finance ; 25
Subjects:
Source: Verbunddaten SWB
Subject: QK 920
Call number: 21.2358 8.
ISBN: 9781032038261
9781032038278
1032038268
1032038276
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Summary: "Over the last three decades, inflation targeting (IT) has become the most popular monetary policy framework among larger economies. At the same time, its constituting features leave room for different interpretations, translating into various central banks' institutional set-ups. Against this backdrop, this book investigates the importance of institutional arrangements for policy outcomes. In particular, the book answers the question whether there are significant differences in IT central banks' institutional set-ups, and-if yes-whether they influence the ability of monetary authorities to meet their policy goals. The book examines around 70 aspects related to independence, accountability and transparency of 42 IT central banks over the last 30 years. Based on the analysis, it can be concluded that the quality of the institutional set-ups materially affects monetary policy effectiveness. In fact, a visible improvement of institutional arrangements resulting from pursuing an inflation targeting strategy can be treated as its lasting contribution to central banking. Thus, despite the recent critique of the framework, its prospects continue to be rather favourable. Overall, for the advocates of inflation targeting, the findings of the book can be seen as identifying the sources of IT strengths, while for IT opponents, they may be viewed as indicating which elements of IT institutional set-ups should be kept even if the need to replace this strategy with another regime will, indeed, result in a change. Given the role monetary policy plays within the economy, such knowledge may have significant implications. Therefore, the book will be relevant for different audiences, including scholars and researchers of monetary economics and monetary policy, and will be essential reading for central banks already pursuing an IT strategy or those preparing to adopt one."
Physical Description: xviii, 363 Seiten; Diagramme, Karten
ISBN: 9781032038261
9781032038278
1032038268
1032038276
Call number: 21.2358 8.