The Direct and Indirect Inflation Targeting Policy and the Extent of its Contribution to the Administration of the Monetary Policy in Iraq.


Success achieved by inflation targeting policy as a mechanism for controlling prices increasing led to an increase in the number of countries applying it (weather developed or developing ).And Iraq as one of these countries that pursue to adopt this mechanism to manage its monetary policy and controlling on prices volatility after 2003.But the elements of direct inflation targeting within its different forms (rate, range or upper limit) are not available currently. And throughout descriptive and quantitative analysis we found that these tools does not have short –run affection on price index, and its effect appears just on the long- run. Also the result of the analysis have showed that the exchange rate is the most effective tool "relatively " in influencing the price index in the long-run comparing with interest rate and money aggregate.