Fed's Stern praises inflation targets

Minneapolis Federal Reserve President Gary Stern on Friday 30 October reiterated his support for the introduction of formal inflation targets by the Fed.

"I am in favor of it," Stern said in a speech to the Missouri Valley Economic Association.

"I don't view it as a particularly significant departure from what we have been doing," Stern said. But "a more explicit target would in the end have the potential" to improve accountability for central bankers, as well as enhance communications and

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