Working Paper

When Inflation Persistence Really Matters: Two Examples

Kiel Working Papers, 1351

In this paper we present two examples where the presence of inflation persistence could influence the qualitative nature of monetary policy. In the first case the desirability of a monetary policy regime comes under question when extensive inflation persistence exists. In the second case the direction in which interest rates move following a cost push shock changes when inflation persistence becomes important. In both cases, inflation persistence is central to the process influencing policy.


Tatiana Kirsanova
David Vines
Simon Wren-Lewis


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E52, E61, E63