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Causes and consequences of indexation: a review of the literature
Automatic price adjustment mechanisms, or indexation, have arisen in a variety of economies with distinct macroeconomic environments and in different moments in time. Examples include the labor market indexation implemented in various European countries in the postwar era, the indexation of financial ...
Capital inflows, credit booms, and macroeconomic vulnerability: the cross-country experience
The turbulence in financial markets is Southeast Asia in 1997-98 and the crisis in Mexico in 1994-95 have renewed interest among policymarkers in the issues of capital account liberalization and financial sector reform. In all the East Asian cases and in Mexico, as well as in many other earlier episodes ...
Does inflation targeting make a difference?
Inflation targeting is the new kid on the block of monetary regimes. Since New Zealand and Chile first adopted the regime in 1990, a growing number of industrial and developing countries have followed suit, anchoring their monetary policy to explicit targets for inflation.