Inflation Targeting and Communication : It Pays Off to Read Inflation Reports

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Author/Editor: Katerina Smídková, Viktor Kotlán, David Navrátil, Ales Bulir
Release Date: © October, 2008
ISBN : 978-1-45187-092-3
Stock #: WPIEA2008234
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Inflation-targeting central banks have a respectable track record at explaining their policy actions and corresponding inflation outturns. Using a simple forward-looking policy rule and an assessment of inflation reports, we provide a new methodology for the empirical evaluation of consistency in central bank communication. We find that the three communication tools-inflation targets, inflation forecasts, and verbal assessments of inflation factors contained in quarterly inflation reports-provided a consistent message in five out of six observations in our 2000-05 sample of Chile, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Thailand, and Sweden.


Banks and banking , Central banks , Economic policy , Financial institutions and markets , Fiscal policy , Monetary policy , Transparency

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