Journal of Stock & Forex Trading

Journal of Stock & Forex Trading
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Hayek's Rule, NGDP Targeting, and the Productivity Norm: Theory and Application

Nicolás Cachanosky

The 2008 crisis demonstrated that, absent inflationary pressures, significant economic stress can occur as a consequence of loose monetary policy. This scenario raises the question as to whether there is a better alternative to price stability as a guiding principle for monetary policy. In this paper, I explore the theoretical insights of the productivity norm, its superiority to price stability in the form of Hayek’s Rule and market monetarism’s NGDP Targeting as the focus of monetary policy, and the challenges of applying such principles by central banks.