March 2023

Inflation targeting – What it is, and has the 2% goal run its course? 

Inflation targeting has been used as a monetary policy tool by central banks since the late 1980s, but recent events have raised the question as to whether the sacrosanct 2% target should be raised. What would be the implications of setting a higher target, and would it help solve an inflation crisis such as that currently being experienced?

What's Covered?

  • Runaway inflation and rate rises
  • Is the 2% inflation target still valid?
  • Financial markets and inflation
  • Changing the inflation targeting consensus