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Swedish experience of an inflation target

Lars E. O. Svensson

Swedish experience of an inflation target

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Published by National Bureau of Economic Research in Cambridge, MA .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Monetary policy -- Sweden.,
  • Inflation (Finance) -- Sweden.

  • Edition Notes

    StatementLars E.O. Svensson.
    SeriesNBER working paper series -- working paper no. 4985, Working paper series (National Bureau of Economic Research) -- working paper no. 4985.
    ContributionsNational Bureau of Economic Research.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination21, [6] p. :
    Number of Pages21
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL22420447M

    In contrast, the correlation between the Swedish inflation rate and the Swedish unemployment rate is much lower, at only The Swedish economy is highly integrated with the European economy. Swedish exports as share of GDP increased from 30% during the s (before Sweden’s membership of the EU in ) to between 45% and 50% in the s.


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Swedish experience of an inflation target by Lars E. O. Svensson Download PDF EPUB FB2

NBER Program(s):International Finance and Macroeconomics, Monetary Economics. The paper gives a brief account of the Swedish experience of an inflation target in a floating exchange rate regime; identifies, documents and discusses the current problems in Swedish monetary policy and their origins; considers what can be done to remedy the problems; and draws some general by: The second modification in the formulation of the inflation target relates to circumstances in which inflation for some reason has deviated markedly from the target.

6 Experience in Sweden as well as studies across countries suggest that the lag before monetary policy elicits its main effect is one to two years. This horizon for the main effect of monetary policy implies that policy should be guided by inflation.

Abstract: The paper gives a brief account of the Swedish experience of an inflation target in a floating exchange rate regime; identifies, documents and discusses the current problems in Swedish monetary policy and their origins; considers what can be done to remedy the.

The paper gives a brief account of the Swedish experience of an inflation target in a floating exchange rate regime; identifies, documents and discusses the current problems in Swedish monetary policy and their origins; suggests what can be done to remedy the problems; and draws some general conclusions.

The paper gives a brief account of the Swedish experience of an inflation target in a floating exchange rate regime; identifies, documents and discusses the current problems in Swedish monetary policy and their origins; considers what can be done to remedy the problems; and draws some general conclusions.

This book brings together the experience of central banks and national statistical agencies in countries that focus their monetary policy on inflation targets.

Inflation targeting has led to a close interface between these two sets of institutions. When the performance of a central bank is measured in terms of Swedish experience of an inflation target book price indices, which are usually compiled and disseminated by the national.

(English) Report (Other academic) Abstract [en] The paper gives a brief account of the Swedish experience of an inflation target in a floating exchange rate regime; identifies, documents and discusses the current problems in Swedish monetary policy and their origins; suggests what can be done to remedy the problems; and draws some general conclusions.

In this paper key points in the development of the present Swedish inflation-targeting strategy are analysed. Since the implementation of the inflation target strategy began inthree Author: Claes Berg.

An inflation target can serve as a nominal anchor, aiming at coordinating in- flation expectations. As a nominal anchor, an inflation target also provides a commitment mechanism that increases the accountability of the monetary policy authority. Swedish experience of an inflation target.

Cambridge, MA: National Bureau of Economic Research, © [i.e. ] (OCoLC) Material Type: Internet resource: Document Type: Book, Internet Resource: All Authors / Contributors: Lars E O Svensson; National Bureau of Economic Research.

Get this from a library. The Swedish experience of an inflation target. [Lars E O Svensson]. year. The target would formally apply with effect from This created a new norm for monetary policy and Sweden then became one of the first countries in the world to conduct monetary policy with a floating exchange rate and an explicit inflation target.

It may be worth mentioning that the Riksbank’s tasks are also stipulated by law. This book analyses the way that this and many other countries dealed with the new approach of conducting monetary policy towards inflation control, bringing a full and comprehensive description of the behaving of their economies as well as their main macroeconomic variables, before, Cited by: The countries in question are Canada, New Zealand, Sweden, and the United Kingdom, all of which adopted official inflation targets between and 1 As these countries instituted their inflation targets with substantially different legislative provisions and targeting procedures, their experiences should eventually provide useful Cited by: The inflation, measured as CPIF is calculated monthly by Statistics Sweden.

Strategic and Operational Issues and Application to Emerging Market Economies Editors Mario I. Blejer Alain Ize Alfredo M. Leone Inflation target C1/C4 +spine 10/10/00 PM Page 1. Inflation Targeting The Swedish Experience.

Sweden's annual inflation rate rose to percent in September offollowing a percent in the previous month and slightly above market expectations of a percent. Inflation was steady for housing & utilities (at percent) and alcoholic beverages & tobacco.

Experience to date clearly shows that the coexistence of multiple anchors (typically, a crawling currency band together with an inflation target, or a monetary aggregate target together with an inflation target) sooner or later becomes a source of policy conflict, which usually damages credibility.

Abstract. The paper gives a brief account of the Swedish experience of an inflation target in a floating exchange rate regime; identifies, documents and discusses the current problems in Swedish monetary policy and their origins; suggests what can be done to remedy the Author: Lars E.O.

Svensson. In Sweden, our own country, the government deficit in stood at about 13 per cent of GDP. 2 Increasing long bond rates and a depreciating kronor — as well as higher volatility in financial markets — were often explained by a fear that ‘politicians would lose control of government finances and resort to higher inflation as a solution Cited by: Traditionally, policymakers have used such strategies as controlling the growth of the money supply or pegging the exchange rate to a stable currency.

In recent years a promising new approach has emerged: publicly announcing and pursuing specific targets for the rate of inflation. This book is the first in-depth study of inflation targeting.5/5(2). History of the inflation target In the early s, Sweden was in the midst of a deep economic crisis.

19th November will always have a special significance for the Riksbank. This was the day when, under very dramatic circumstances and after a stubborn defence of the Swedish krona, it was forced to abandon the fixed exchange rate against.

“Inflation Forecast Targeting: Implementing and Monitoring Inflation Targets,” European Economic Review 41 ()PDF ( KB). Abstract. “The Swedish Experience of an Inflation Target,” in Leonardo Leiderman and Lars E.O. Svensson, eds., Inflation Targets, CEPR, London, Historical Monetary Statistics of Sweden.

The two books, published by the Riksbank together with Ekelid Publishing House (Ekerlids Förlag AB), form part of a more comprehensive project that has previously resulted in a database of historical monetary statistics which. Downloadable (with restrictions).

Inflation-targeting regimes (like those of New Zealand, Canada, the United Kingdom, and Sweden) are interpreted as having explicit inflation targets and implicit employment targets.

Without employment persistence, an 'inflation-target-conservative' central bank eliminates the inflation bias, mimics an optimal inflation contract, and dominates a Rogoff 'weight.

Svensson, Lars E O, "The Swedish Experience of an Inflation Target," CEPR Discussion PapersC.E.P.R. Discussion Papers. Lars E.O. Svensson, "The Swedish Experience of an Inflation Target," NBER Working PapersNational Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.

Most recent CPI Sweden (inflation figure) % When we talk about the rate of inflation in Sweden, this often refers to the rate of inflation based on the consumer price index, or CPI for short. The Swedish CPI shows the change in prices of a standard package of goods and services which Swedish households purchase for consumption.

Abstract. The paper gives a brief account of the Swedish experience of an inflation target in a floating exchange rate regime; identifies, documents and discusses the current problems in Swedish monetary policy and their origins; considers what can be done to remedy the Author: Lars E.O.

Svensson. The system of inflation targeting and a floating exchange rate has worked well in Sweden since it was introduced in conjunction with the crisis in the early s.

It has given us lower and more stable inflation than previously and has also contributed to good growth in output and employment. The Canadian experience with targets for reducing and controlling inflation / Charles Freedman --New Zealand's experience with inflation targets / Andreas Fischer --British experience with inflation targetry / Alex Bowen --The Swedish experience of an inflation target / Lars E.O.

Svensson --Inflation targeting: the Finnish experience / Johnny. Inflation targeting is a monetary policy where a central bank follows an explicit target for the inflation rate for the medium-term and announces this inflation target to the public. The assumption is that the best that monetary policy can do to support long-term growth of the economy is to maintain price stability, and price stability is achieved by controlling inflation.

You will be connected to in just a moment. Learn about Project Shield. Inflation targeting has successfully controlled inflation, with some qualifications. It weakens the effects of inflationary shocks, as examples from Canada, Sweden, and the United Kingdom show.

It can promote growth and does not lead to increased fluctuations in output. But inflation targets do not necessarily reduce the cost of reducing inflation. The Swedish Riksbank – founded in and thus making it the oldest central bank in the world – is currently focusing on price stability with its inflation target of 2%.

According to Economic Survey of Sweden by OECD, the average inflation in Sweden has been one of the lowest among European countries since the mids, largely Country group: Developed/Advanced, High-income.

Inflation targeting is a monetary-policy strategy characterized by an announced numerical inflation target, an implementation of monetary policy that gives a major role to an inflation forecast. “The Swedish Experience of an Inflation Target,” in Leonardo Leiderman and Lars E.O.

Svensson, eds., Inflation Targets, CEPR, London, “Estimating the Term Structure of Interest Rates for Monetary Policy Analysis,” (with Magnus Dahlquist, Stockholm School of Economics), Scandinavian Journal of Economics 98 () Maintain a sustainable growth rate joint with a low and stable inflation rate is a common policy around the world, specially in inflation target countries (Debelle et al., ).Author: Gill Hammond.

Inflation targeting is a monetary policy where the central bank sets a specific inflation rate as its goal. The central bank does this to make you believe prices will continue rising. It spurs the economy by making you buy things now before they cost more.

Most central banks use an inflation target of 2%. That applies to the core inflation rate. In Januarythe governing board of the Riksbank announced an inflation target of two percent as target for monetary policy.

In the period after this announcment inflation has come down to its Author: Mårten Blix. Inflation-targeting central banks commonly fail to hit their official inflation targets, so targets are combined with a tolerance band which is either implicit or explicit.

Taking the Swedish Riksbank as an example, this column argues that adopting an explicit tolerance band would better communicate to the public the central bank’s lack of full control over the rate of. Inflation targeting is a central banking policy that revolves around meeting preset, publicly displayed targets for the annual rate of inflation.

The benchmark used for inflation targeting is.out any formal reliance on an inflation target and that it may be a bit too early to fully evaluate the relative perfor-mance of inflation-targeting countries.

Inflation targeting’s track record is rather short, and we may not yet have seen situations where adhering to an inflation target would be detrimental to economic Size: KB. Yet between January and February annual consumer price index inflation persistently undershot the lower band of the target, hitting a .