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By David H. Romer, Justin Wolfers

Brookings Papers on monetary job (BPEA) presents educational and company economists, govt officers, and participants of the monetary and company groups with well timed examine on present financial issues.

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Heeding Daedalus: optimum Inflation and the 0 reduce sure by way of John C. Williams

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Other factors that have contributed to a somewhat lower equilibrium real rate of return over the past decade, such as the remarkable accumulation of dollar assets by Asian central banks, may well prove temporary as well, leading to an equilibrium real rate of return more like that observed in past decades. Even under his worst-case assumptions, Williams’s results provide modest support at best for an inflation target higher than 2 percent. The main results that he emphasizes concern the stability of output and inflation under a “simple” Taylor rule with one implicit inflation target or another; Williams argues that the greater stability of real activity under an inflation target of 3 or even 4 percent is sufficient to offset the harm done by the COMMENT and DISCUSSION 41 higher average rate of inflation under such rules.

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