We analyze implications of inflation persistence for business cycle dynamics following terms of trade and risk-premium shocks in a small open economy, under fixed and flexible exchange rate regimes. We show that the country's adjustment paths are slow and cyclical if there is a significant backward-looking element in the inflation dynamics and the exchange rate is fixed. We also show that such cyclical adjustment paths are moderated if there is a high proportion of forward-looking price setters. In contrast, with an independent monetary policy, flexible exchange rate allows to escape severe cycles, supporting the conventional wisdom about the insulation role of flexible exchange rates.

Kuralbayeva, K. (2007). Inflation persistence: implications for a design of monetary policy in a small open economy subject to external shocks.

Inflation persistence: implications for a design of monetary policy in a small open economy subject to external shocks

2007-03-01

Abstract

We analyze implications of inflation persistence for business cycle dynamics following terms of trade and risk-premium shocks in a small open economy, under fixed and flexible exchange rate regimes. We show that the country's adjustment paths are slow and cyclical if there is a significant backward-looking element in the inflation dynamics and the exchange rate is fixed. We also show that such cyclical adjustment paths are moderated if there is a high proportion of forward-looking price setters. In contrast, with an independent monetary policy, flexible exchange rate allows to escape severe cycles, supporting the conventional wisdom about the insulation role of flexible exchange rates.
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infl ation inertia
monetary policy
exchange rates
Phillips curve
small open economy
Kuralbayeva, K. (2007). Inflation persistence: implications for a design of monetary policy in a small open economy subject to external shocks.
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