What this policy will mean for price stability is hotly disputed. Some believe that it is a
source of considerable inflationary potential, while others are more concerned that the
monetary policy moves will prove ineffective, their worries centering more on deflation
A lot rests on what the real forces driving inflation are in the current situation.We have
used an econometric approach in an attempt to explain price developments over the
past twelve years. If the explanatory quality of this approach proves sufficient, it can also
be used as a forecast model.