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Central Bank independence: Taylor rule and fiscal policy


Alonso González, Luis Alberto and García Martínez, Pilar (2004) Central Bank independence: Taylor rule and fiscal policy. [ Documentos de Trabajo de la Facultad de Ciencias Económicas y Empresariales; nº 01, 2004, ISSN: 2255-5471 ]

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In this article we will show that independence is not enough to impose a given inflation target when the Central Bank is following a Taylor rule, moreover in such a case, the fiscal authority will be able to set a different objective from the one sought by the monetary authority. On the other hand, if the fiscal authority is acting in accordance with a rule in which there is a estimated equilibrium expenditure G* similar to the estimated real interest rate r* in the Taylor rule, neither the government will be able to establish its inflation target value. In this sense, the type of rule that the economic authorities implement is essential for stabilization purposes. The different periods of implementation in fiscal and monetary policy are taken into account although they did not change the main conclusions.

Item Type:Working Paper or Technical Report
Uncontrolled Keywords:Banco Central, Reglas de Taylor
Subjects:Social sciences > Economics > Money
Series Name:Documentos de Trabajo de la Facultad de Ciencias Económicas y Empresariales
ID Code:6817

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