Dealing with Time Inconsistency: Inflation Targeting versus Exchange Rate Targeting
Jonathan Davis (),
Ippei Fujiwara and
Journal of Money, Credit and Banking, 2018, vol. 50, issue 7, 1369-1399
Adopting a single instead of multiple targets can be an effective way to overcome the classic time‐inconsistency problem. The choice of a single mandate depends on the trade openness and the credibility. Reduced‐form empirical results show as central banks become less credible, they are more likely to adopt a pegged exchange rate, and the tendency to peg depends on trade openness. In a model with “loose commitment,” as credibility falls, either an inflation target or a pegged exchange rate is more likely to be adopted. A relatively closed (highly open) economy would adopt an inflation target (exchange rate peg).
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