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Ten Years of Czech Inflation Targeting: Missed Targets and Anchored Expectations

Author(s): doc. Mgr. Tomáš Holub Ph.D.,
Ing. Jaromír Hurník Ph.D.,
Type: Chapter in book
Year: 2008
Number: 0
ISSN / ISBN: 978-80-7378-040-1
Published in: Cahlík, et al., European Union Governance - Challenges and Opportunities
Publishing place: Praha, MATFYZPRESS, Univerzita Karlova
Keywords: Inflation targeting, inflation expectations, expectations’ surveys
JEL codes: E31, E52, E58
Suggested Citation:
Grants: IES Research Framework Institutional task (2005-2011) Integration of the Czech economy into European union and its development
Abstract: This paper focuses on the first ten years of experience with the Czech inflation targeting regime. This regime was introduced at the turn of 1998 after currency turmoil in May 1997. Its main ambition was to provide a new nominal anchor to the Czech economy and stabilise inflation expectations. Under the inflation targeting, monetary policy has been facing several challenges, which have contributed to periods of substantial inflation target undershooting and economic slack. These periods were partly related to two episodes of sharp exchange rate appreciation. In spite of the missed targets, though, the regime has been successful at anchoring inflation expectations in the economy, thus achieving one of its main policy goals.

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