Is Norges Bank targeting nominal GDP?

Is the Norwegian central bank – Norges Bank – targeting nominal GDP? Probably not, but this presentation by Norges Bank governor Øystein Olsen is nonetheless interesting.

Have a look at the graph on slide 17 of the presentation. The graph shows nominal GDP for what is called mainland Norway (“Fastlands-Norge”) which is the non-oil part of the Norwegian economy. The graph obviously is quite Market Monetarist in nature. I would certainly not argue that Norge Bank has started targeting Nominal GDP, but it is nonetheless interesting that governor Øystein have a Market Monetarist style graph in his presentation.

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  1. They certainly have very stable nominal consumption, make of that what you will. Besides the obvious, an upside to the oil money is that the bank has lots of practice stabilizing the domestic part of a volatile export economy. They’ve been my monetary heroes since the surprise rate cut last year. Norges Bank is possible they best central bank in the world today, though I wonder how Olsen interpreted causality on the Sweden/Japan graph…

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  2. Benjamin Cole

     /  February 22, 2013

    Every now and then I get optimistic that Market Monetarism is ruling the day..it does seem like MM is getting more and more traction…but tommorrow I may change my mind.

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  3. Ravi

     /  February 22, 2013

    An English version of the accompanying remarks for those who are interested: http://www.bis.org/review/r130219b.pdf

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