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Inflation, inflation uncertainty, and Markov regime switching heteroskedasticity: Evidence from European countries

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  • Donal Bredin

    (University College Dublin)

  • Stilianos Fountas

    (University of Macedonia and National University of Ireland)

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We use a Markov regime-switching heteroskedasticity model in order to examine the association between inflation and inflation uncertainty in four European countries over the last forty years. This approach allows for regime shifts in both the mean and variance of inflation in order to assess the association between inflation and its uncertainty in short and long horizons. We find that this association differs (i) between transitory and permanent shocks to inflation and (ii) across countries. In particular, the association is positive or zero for transitory shocks and negative or zero for permanent shocks. Hence, Friedman's belief that inflation is positively associated with inflation uncertainty is only partially supported in this study, i.e., by short-run inflation uncertainty

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Paper provided by Money Macro and Finance Research Group in its series Money Macro and Finance (MMF) Research Group Conference 2006 with number 125.

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Keywords: Inflation; Inflation uncertainty; Markov process; regime-switching heteroskedasticity;

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