Monetary policy rules and transmission mechanisms under inflation targeting in Israel
Disinflation in Israel has been a relatively slow process. It took more than a decade for the annual rate of inflation to fall from about 18 percent in the late 1980s to less than 4 percent in the late 1990s. For 2000 and 2001 the government has set an inflation target range of 3 to percent. Whether low inflation will be a permanent feature of the Israeli economy remains to be seen.