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Assessing the impact of different nominal anchors on the credibility of stabilisation programmes

By Peter A. Prazmowski and José R. Sánchez-Fung


The paper compares the impact of announcing exchange-rate-based versus money-based stabilisation programmes in a cross-section of countries. The analysis finds that the effect of announcing exchange-rate-based programmes is more credible, in terms of reducing inflation inertia, than the outcome associated with implementing money-based programmes. But the gap between the magnitudes of the impacts from implementing the different strategies has been falling since the 1970s.Inflation stabilisation; credibility; nominal anchors; IMF programmes

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