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The Asymmetric Effects of Uncertainty on Inflation and Output Growth

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  • Shields, KalvInder

    (University of Melbourne)

  • Kevin B Grier
  • Olan T Henry
  • Nilss Olekalns

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We study the effects of growth volatility and inflation volatility on average rates of output growth and inflation for post-war U.S. data. Our results suggest that growth uncertainty is associated with higher average growth and lower average inflation. Inflation uncertainty is significantly negatively correlated with both output growth and average inflation. Both inflation and growth display evidence of significant asymmetric response to positive and negative shocks of equal magnitude.

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Paper provided by Royal Economic Society in its series Royal Economic Society Annual Conference 2003 with number 187.

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Keywords: growth; inflation; uncertainty; asymmetry; generalised impluse response functions;

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