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Inflation and Output Comovement in the Euro Area

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  • Michal Andrle
  • Jan Bruha
  • Serhat Solmaz

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This paper discusses comovement between inflation and output in the euro area. The strength of the comovement may not be apparent at first sight, but is clear at business cycle frequencies. Our results suggest that at business cycle frequency, the output and core inflation comovement is high and stable, and that inflation lags the cycle in output with roughly half of its variance. The strong relationship of output and inflation hints at the importance of demand shocks for the euro area business cycle.

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Paper provided by International Monetary Fund in its series IMF Working Papers with number 13/192.

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Length: 26
Date of creation: 11 Sep 2013
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Handle: RePEc:imf:imfwpa:13/192

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Keywords: Inflation; Euro Area; Business cycles; Economic growth; Consumer price indexes; demand shocks; underlying inflation; trimmed mean; price level; measure of inflation; monetary economics; inflation targeting; monetary policy; central bank; inflation dynamics; monetary fund; inflation deviation; relative prices; inflation process; price inflation; real output; real variables;

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  1. Basistha, Arabinda & Nelson, Charles R., 2007. "New measures of the output gap based on the forward-looking new Keynesian Phillips curve," Journal of Monetary Economics, Elsevier, vol. 54(2), pages 498-511, March.
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  1. Jaromir Baxa & Miroslav Plasil & Borek Vasicek, 2013. "Inflation and the Steeplechase Between Economic Activity Variables," Working Papers 2013/15, Czech National Bank, Research Department.

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