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Inflation in the euro area and why it matters

Jakob de Haan (), Marco Hoeberichts (), Renske Maas and Federica Teppa

DNB Occasional Studies from Netherlands Central Bank, Research Department

Abstract: This study provides an overview of the academic and policy debates about inflation. It is written in a non-technical way. We aim to explain the role of inflation in monetary policy making for a broad audience. Why do central banks care about inflation? How is inflation measured? Why are inflation expectations so important for monetary policymakers? How are inflation expectations measured? What can central banks do to realize their objective of price stability? These issues are all addressed in the present study, with a focus on the euro area.

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Date: 2016-09
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