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The effects of financial fluctuations: New US evidence and policy implications

By Francesco Furlanetto, avdeling for pengepolitikk, Norges Bank

francesco_furlanettoFor the last 20 years, inflation targeting has been seen as a successful framework for monetary policy and, in fact, it has been adopted widely around the world. Promoting price stability was seen as fully compatible with stable growth in real economic activity. This view found support in theoretical models developed in academia and used by central banks but also in the historical experience of the last 20 years, characterized by remarkable stability in inflation and real economic activity. However, inflation targeting may be less successful in achieving stability in the real economy in presence of financial shocks. Continue reading