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Inflation in South Africa. A long memory approach

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  • Gil-Alana, Luis A.

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This paper deals with the analysis of the inflation rate in South Africa for the time period 1970M1-2008M12. We use long range dependence techniques and the results show that inflation in this country is a covariance stationary process with long range dependence, with an order of integration ranging in the interval (0, 0.5). Policy implications are derived.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Economics Letters.

Volume (Year): 111 (2011)
Issue (Month): 3 (June)
Pages: 207-209

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Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolet:v:111:y:2011:i:3:p:207-209

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Keywords: Inflation South Africa Long range dependence;

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  1. Tschernig, Rolf & Weber, Enzo & Weigand, Roland, 2013. "Long- versus medium-run identification in fractionally integrated VAR models," University of Regensburg Working Papers in Business, Economics and Management Information Systems 476, University of Regensburg, Department of Economics.

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