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Perhaps the 1970s FOMC did what it said it did

Kozicki, S. and Tinsley, P.A. (2009) Perhaps the 1970s FOMC did what it said it did. Journal of Monetary Economics 56 (6), pp. 842-855. ISSN 0304-3932.

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jmoneco.2009.06.009

Abstract

Briefing forecasts prepared for the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) are used to estimate changes in the design of US monetary policy and in the implied policy target for inflation from 1970 through 1997. Both estimated policy rate responses and FOMC transcripts are consistent with intermediate targeting of monetary aggregates throughout the Great Inflation of the 1970s. The unpublished FOMC targets for M1 growth are tabulated. Empirical results support an effective inflation target of roughly 7% in the 1970s and 3% thereafter. A notable difference in the 1970s monetary policies of the US and Germany is the absence of explicit public objectives for US long-run inflation.

Item Type: Article
Keyword(s) / Subject(s): Asymmetric information, FOMCM1 targets, the Great Inflation, time-varying policy responses
School or Research Centre: Birkbeck Schools and Research Centres > School of Business, Economics & Informatics > Economics, Mathematics and Statistics
Depositing User: Administrator
Date Deposited: 18 Nov 2010 13:08
Last Modified: 17 Apr 2013 12:33
URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/1993

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