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Principles of Economics 2e

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Steven A. Greenlaw; David Shapiro
ISBN: 9781947172364

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Steven A. Greenlaw; David Shapiro
ISBN: 9781947172364
Textbook Problem

Is it preferable for central banks to primarily target inflation or unemployment? Why?

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The preferred primary target for central bank: Inflation or unemployment.

Explanation

The central bank uses monetary policy to influence money supply, prices and output in the economy. Consider a contractionary monetary policy. A decrease in money supply would decrease aggregate demand, aggregate output and employment. A decrease in aggregate demand would result in fall in prices and inflation would fall.

Particularly, there is no thumb rule for deciding whether the primary target for central bank should be inflation or unemployment. However, the primary target of central bank’s monetary policy should be to control inflation (inflation targeting)...

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