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Switching to the Inflation Targeting Regime:The Case of Egypt

Author(s): Ibrahim Awad ,
Type: Articles in journals with impact factor
Year: 2008
Number: 1
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Published in: East-West Journal of Economics and Business
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Keywords: inflation targeting; demand for money function; monetary policy in Egypt
JEL codes: E410, E510, E520, E580, E590
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Abstract: The purpose of this paper is to answer the question of whether Egypt should switch to the inflation targeting (IT) regime or not? Our judgment on adopting IT is based on the practical experience of the inflation targeters and on whether the monetary targeting regime (MTR) currently applied in Egypt is efficient or not. The study concluded that the MTR in Egypt is not efficient enough to tie down individuals’ expectations about the future path of inflation. Taking into account that the IT regime is a way of reforming monetary policy and it does not worsen economic performance in practice, it becomes necessary for Egypt to take practical steps toward adopting IT.

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