Eurasian Economists Association

International Conference on Eurasian Economies

17-18 September 2013 – St. Petersburg, RUSSIA

Paper detail

Paper ID : 619
Status : Paper published
Language : Turkish
Topic : Growth and Development
Presenter: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Serdar Öztürk
Session : 3B Makroekonomi

Inflation Targeting Approach: An Evaluation of the Application Process in Turkey
Enflasyon Hedeflemesi Yaklaşımı: Türkiye’deki Uygulama Sürecinin Değerlendirilmesi


As a result of many countries don’t provide the achievement as regards the satisfaction of the price stability between 1970 and 1990, the other targets and the stability programs aimed at these targets were put away and price stability as a point target was put forward in this process. In this context, inflation targeting approach has been formed as providing price stability and the fight against the inflation after 1990s. The first application of inflation targeting approach by the New Zealand in 1990 affected The Central Bank of Republic of Turkey (CBRT), because of positive impacts on many countries such as developing and developed countries. The results of Inflation targeting approach that has been applied by many countries following New Zealand's experience are positive. Thus, CBRT explained to take place inflation targeting of the point target in monetary policy at the beginning of 2002. Because Turkey don’t provide with the application set of the preconditions for this approach, CBRT decided to remove the elements that is restricting monetary policy and carried into practice "the implicit inflation targeting" until meeting this conditions. In the process of implicit inflation targeting approach, after the conditions related technical infrastructure was improved a new opinion, The CBRT announced to practice "the explicit inflation targeting" approach by the beginning of 2006.

JEL codes: E52, E58, E61

Öztürk, Serdar, Sözdemir, Ali, Ülger, Özlem (2013). "Inflation Targeting Approach: An Evaluation of the Application Process in Turkey" in Proceedings of International Conference of Eurasian Economies 2013, pp.346-354, St. Petersburg, RUSSIA.


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Session 3B: Makroekonomi

Beykent University Turkish Central Bank TIKA