Norges Bank

Bicentenary project, Working Paper

From a fixed exchange rate regime to inflation targeting

Author:
Christoffer Kleivset
Series:
Working Paper
Number:
13/2012

By Christoffer Kleivset

This paper documents Norges Bank's role in the long transition period from a fixed exchange rate regime to inflation targeting in Norway. It is shown that the Bank's leadership and influential department leaders wanted more exchange rate flexibility from early on. However, due to the division of responsibility of economic policy in Norway – where a stable exchange rate was important with regards to incomes policy – this was met with resistance.

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ISSN 1502-8190 (online)

Published 5 December 2012 13:00
Published 5 December 2012 13:00