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Inflation Targeting In Brazil, Chile And South Africa: An Empirical Investigation Of Their Monetary Policy Framework

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This paper tackles the monetary policy performance in Brazil, Chile and South Africa under inflation targeting framework. Furthermore, it provides an empirical assessment through using the unrestricted Vector Auto-Regression (VAR) and Structural Vector Auto-Regression (SVAR) approaches depending on data spans the period from the first quarter of 1970 to the fourth quarter of 2007. On the other hand, it utilizes the Likelihood Ratio (LR) Statistic to test for possible structural changes due to the adoption of inflation targeting regime in those countries.

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