Is a «Soft» Monetary Authority Appropriate?

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  • Ensayos de Política Económica


  • Taking the «objective inflation strategy» as a frame of reference, it is usual to discuss what is most convenient for a society in terms of the degree of «hardness» or «aggressiveness» of a monetary authority to defend its inflation target, and the credibility it has among the economic agents. In this document we use a NeoKeynesian Stochastic Dynamic General Equilibrium (DSGE) model both with rational and adaptive expectations to analyze this question and we also quantify the effects of these two types of authorities on social welfare using an utility function. Our results suggest that the problem that can be derived from a «soft» authority is to risk the loss of credibility in its (supposed) effort to reach a certain inflation target.

fecha de publicación

  • 2017

Líneas de investigación

  • Credibility
  • Dynamic Stochastic General Equilibrium Models
  • Inflation Target
  • Monetary Authority
  • Taylor Rule


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