Date of Original Version

12-2002

Type

Conference Proceeding

Abstract or Description

The topic of this conference, An Institutional Framework for Monetary Stability, properly highlights one part of the problem of achieving and sustaining price stability. Without a supporting set of institutions, and public support of those institutions, a central bank finds it difficult, and in some countries impossible, to control inflation or deflation. Argentina is probably the best-known example of a developed country with inadequate institutions that prevent price stability, but it is not alone.

Comments

Prepared for the conference "An Institutional Framework for Monetary Stability" Frankfurt, Germany December 5-6,2002

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