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The dynamics of persistence in US inflation

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  • Noriega, Antonio E.
  • Ramos-Francia, Manuel

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Using a recently developed time-series approach, we show that post-WWII US inflation became highly persistent during the 'Great Inflation' period, and then switched back to a low persistence process during 1984, and has remained stationary until the present day.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Economics Letters.

Volume (Year): 105 (2009)
Issue (Month): 2 (November)
Pages: 168-172

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Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolet:v:105:y:2009:i:2:p:168-172

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Keywords: Inflation Multiple change in persistence Stationarity Great Inflation;

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  1. Simeon Coleman Author name: Vitor Leone, 2012. "Time-series characteristics of UK commercial property returns: Testing for multiple changes in persistence," Working Papers 2012/03, Nottingham Trent University, Nottingham Business School, Economics Division.
  2. Simeon Coleman & Kavita Sirichand, 2014. "Investigating Multiple Changes in Persistence in International Yields," Discussion Paper Series 2014_04, Department of Economics, Loughborough University, revised Jul 2014.
  3. Rob Ackrill and Simeon Coleman, 2012. "Inflation dynamics in central and eastern European countries," Working Papers 2012/01, Nottingham Trent University, Nottingham Business School, Economics Division.
  4. Fosten, Jack & Ghoshray, Atanu, 2011. "Dynamic persistence in the unemployment rate of OECD countries," Economic Modelling, Elsevier, vol. 28(3), pages 948-954, May.
  5. Otavio Ribeiro de Medeiros and Vitor Leone, 2012. "Multiple Changes in Persistence vs. Explosive Behaviour: The Dotcom Bubble," Working Papers 2012/02, Nottingham Trent University, Nottingham Business School, Economics Division.
  6. Kruse, Robinson & Sibbertsen, Philipp, 2010. "Long memory and changing persistence," Hannover Economic Papers (HEP) dp-455, Leibniz Universität Hannover, Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Fakultät.
  7. Tillmann, Peter & Wolters, Maik Hendrik, 2012. "The changing dynamics of US inflation persistence: A quantile regression approach," IMFS Working Paper Series 60, Institute for Monetary and Financial Stability (IMFS), Goethe University Frankfurt.
  8. Robinson Kruse & Daniel Ventosa-Santaulària & Antonio E. Noriega, 2013. "Changes in persistence, spurious regressions and the Fisher hypothesis," CREATES Research Papers 2013-11, School of Economics and Management, University of Aarhus.
  9. Antonio E. Noriega & Manuel Ramos Francia, 2009. "On the dynamics of inflation persistence around the world," Working Papers 2009-02, Banco de México.

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