Daily Archives: January 3, 2013

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Last October, the UK passed the 20th anniversary of inflation targeting. There have been a couple of slight adjustments to the target – in 1997 and 2004, but since 1992 the UK has benefited from a remarkable degree of consistency in its monetary policy framework.

We have to go back to before the first world war – under the Gold Standard – to find such a long period of stability in UK monetary policy. Since then, the only other period that comes close was 1949-67, when the value of the pound was pegged at $2.80 against the dollar.

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