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  • J. James Reade
  • Ulrich Volz

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This article uses automatic model selection procedures, based on the gernal-to-specific approach, to investigate inflation in China. A novelty of this article is the use of a technique called impulse indicator saturation which allows us to uncover instabilities and to specify a general model and select down to a more specific model that best explains inflation in China. By and large, our findings suggest that China has been able to insulate itself against shocks from the US, although (maybe surprisingly) monetary growth in Europe seems to have an effect. Nonetheless, the main factors impacting Chinese inflation appear to be domestic, names GDP growth and money growth.

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Paper provided by Department of Economics, University of Birmingham in its series Discussion Papers with number 11-18.

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Length: 16 pages
Date of creation: Sep 2011
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Handle: RePEc:bir:birmec:11-18

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Keywords: Chinese inflation; dollar peg; automatic model selection procedure;

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