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  • It could also institute so-called price-level targeting, in which it explicitly allows for inflation to rise above the 2 percent target to make up for periods at which at ran below the target.

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  • The Bank of Canada for several years has been studying the efficacy of a strategy called "price-level targeting," which would see policy makers attempt to achieve a certain increase in nominal prices, rather than tie policy to achieving an annual inflation rate of between 1 per cent and 3 per cent.

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  • Bernanke himself has cited the possibility of aiming for slightly higher inflation, or so-called price-level targeting, for a time as a tool still available to the central bank, although he has dismissed it as too dangerous.

  • Since the last five-year agreement was reached, the central bank has been studying whether to lower the current 2 per cent target or shift to a system called price-level targeting, which would aim to achieve a certain level in the consumer price index over time instead of targeting a rate of change.

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  • Dudley expresses openness to a form of price-level targeting; I cannot recall any other current Fed policymakers having done so, though it has received more wide discussion among economists outside the Fed.

    N.Y. Fed chief Dudley: 'Further action likely to be warranted'

  • The Fed could shift to a "price-level targeting" regime, indicating that, for example, for every year that inflation hits a percentage point below 2 percent, the Fed will allow commensurately higher inflation in the future.

    Boston policy conference: clues to what's coming from the Fed?

  • In a statement over the weekend, the National Development and Reform Commission, the country's top economic-planning agency, said the cut in fuel prices "will help lower social costs, alleviate overall price-level pressures and stimulate relatively fast and stable economic growth."

    Housing, Fuel Costs Ease in China

  • The U.K.'s inflation differential with its major trading partners in 2010 can be explained by price-level shocks that will not persist, such as last year's value-added tax hike and the fall in the value of the pound since 2007.

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  • But the impact of these price-level shocks will eventually fade to reveal the impact of spare capacity in the economy, which as the anemic rate of wage-growth testifies, is currently depressing underlying inflation.

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  • Mr. Evans said that when a central bank "is missing both components of its dual mandate by a large margin, there is justification for targeting a higher price-level path in an effective, disciplined and limited fashion."



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