Further problems of inflation targets

As noted in an article in the August 2002 issue of Central Banking, by 2000 over 50 countries were using explicit inflation targets, although only 18 of those are classified as fully-fledged inflation targetters (Casteleijn, 2001) in terms of the four criteria generally suggested by policymakers in inflation-targetting countries as the preconditions for such a classification. These are, first, that the central bank with a mandate that supports an inflation objective and provides for accountabili