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041 |aeng|bfre
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0861 |aFB3-5/2018-17E-PDF
24500|aCould a higher inflation target enhance macroeconomic stability? |h[electronic resource] / |cby José Dorich ... [et al.].
260 |a[Ottawa] : |bBank of Canada, |c2018.
300 |a39 p. : |bcol. charts.
4901 |aBank of Canada staff working paper, |x1701-9397 ; |v2018-17
500 |a"April 2018."
504 |aIncludes bibliographical references (p. 28-32).
516 |aElectronic monograph in PDF format.
5203 |a“Recent international experience with the effective lower bound on nominal interest rates has rekindled interest in the benefits of inflation targets above 2 per cent. We evaluate whether an increase in the inflation target to 3 or 4 per cent could improve macroeconomic stability in the Canadian economy. We find that the magnitude of the benefits hinges critically on two elements: (i) the availability and effectiveness of unconventional monetary policy (UMP) tools at the effective lower bound and (ii) the level of the real neutral interest rate. In particular, we show that when the real neutral rate is in line with the central tendency of estimates, raising the inflation target yields some improvement in macroeconomic outcomes. There are only modest gains if effective UMP tools are available. In contrast, with a deeply negative real neutral rate, a higher inflation target substantially improves macroeconomic stability regardless of UMP"--Abstract, p. ii.
546 |aIncludes abstract in French.
69207|2gccst|aMonetary policy
693 4|aEconometric models
7001 |aDorich, José.
7102 |aBank of Canada.
830#0|aStaff working paper (Bank of Canada)|x1701-9397 ; |v2018-17.|w(CaOODSP)9.806221
85640|qPDF|s635 KB|uhttps://publications.gc.ca/collections/collection_2018/banque-bank-canada/FB3-5-2018-17-eng.pdf