Complete or Partial Inflation Convergence in the EU?
AbstractThis paper has one primary aim: to analyze whether there exists evidence in favor of inflation convergence, complete convergence, or common trends, partial convergence, within the European Union (EU). The analysis is done in a bivariate and multivariate framework, for traded and non-traded inflation rates, using sequential unit root tests, common trends analysis, and cointegration tests that allow for structural breaks. The results suggest that there is a di¤erent behavior between traded and non-traded inflation rates. In the bivariate framework, there is much stronger evidence of complete convergence for traded inflation rates than for non-traded inflation rates. In the multivariate framework, the complete convergence is only presented in the most tradeable inflation rate and there is a small number of common trends for the rest of traded inflation rates that suggests evidence of partial convergence in terms of long-run relationships. Finally, neither complete nor partial convergence is presented in the non-traded inflation rates.
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Length: 13 pages
Date of creation: 2002
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convergence; common trends; structural breaks; traded and nontraded inflation rates; European Union.;
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- C22 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Single Equation Models; Single Variables - - - Time-Series Models; Dynamic Quantile Regressions; Dynamic Treatment Effect Models
- C32 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Multiple or Simultaneous Equation Models; Multiple Variables - - - Time-Series Models; Dynamic Quantile Regressions; Dynamic Treatment Effect Models
- E31 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Prices, Business Fluctuations, and Cycles - - - Price Level; Inflation; Deflation
- F15 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Economic Integration
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- NEP-ALL-2003-03-10 (All new papers)
- NEP-CBA-2003-03-10 (Central Banking)
- NEP-EEC-2003-03-10 (European Economics)
- NEP-MAC-2003-03-10 (Macroeconomics)
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