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The Seasonality of the Italian Cost-of-Living Index

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  • Cubadda, G.
  • Sabbatini, R.

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In the case of the consumer price index the importance of a seasonally adjusted measure lies in the possibility of promptly identifying turning points in inflation. The focus of this paper is the so-called "cost-of-living" index, the most used measure of Italian inflation. Our aim is to identify and test a model of its seasonal component, which is important in explaining the overall variability of the index.

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Paper provided by Banca Italia - Servizio di Studi in its series Papers with number 313.

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Length: 48 pages
Date of creation: 1997
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Handle: RePEc:fth:banita:313

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Keywords: SEASONAL FLUCTUATIONS ; PRICES ; INFLATION;

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  1. Luciana Crosilla, 2006. "The seasonality of ISAE business and consumer surveys: methodological aspects and empirical evidence," ISAE Working Papers 68, ISTAT - Italian National Institute of Statistics - (Rome, ITALY).
  2. Silvia Fabiani & Angela Gattulli & Roberto Sabbatini & Giovanni Veronese, 2006. "Consumer Price Setting in Italy," Giornale degli Economisti, GDE (Giornale degli Economisti e Annali di Economia), Bocconi University, vol. 65(1), pages 31-74, May.

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