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May 1986

Posted 1986-05-01

Central Bank Behavior and Credibility: Some Recent Theoretical Developments

by Alex Cukierman

Alex Cukierman describes recent theories that show how the motives, constraints, and information of policymakers and the public determine monetary policy outcomes. Cukierman explains that the recent theoretical literature on central bank behavior can be divided into positive and normative categories.

Posted 1986-05-01

Adjusting to High Inflation: The Israeli Experience

by Zalman F. Shiffer

Zalman F. Shiffer examines the Israeli response to accelerating inflation, especially its various forms of inflation indexation. Shiffer discusses the general theory of inflation’s effect on price adjustment and the use of indexation.