Exchange Rate Regimes and Shfts in Inflation Persistence: Does Nothing Else Matter?
AbstractThis paper re-examines the findings of Alogoskoufis and Smith (1991), who argue that sharp increases in inflation persistence can be attributed to changes in the exchange rate regime. Using long time series data from the United Kingdom, the United States, Canada and Sweden, we suggest that these authors' emphasis on a post-1967 shift in inflation persistence is misplaced and that there are other equally good candidates to account for changes in inflation persistence such as wars, oil price shocks and central bank reforms. This conclusion is supported by recently developed tests that allow for multiple structural shifts at unknown dates.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Wilfrid Laurier University, Department of Economics in its series Working Papers with number 97-2.
Length: 23 pages
Date of creation: 1997
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INFLATION ; EXCHANGE RATE ; ECONOMIC MODELS;
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- Burdekin, Richard C K & Siklos, Pierre L, 1999. "Exchange Rate Regimes and Shifts in Inflation Persistence: Does Nothing Else Matter?," Journal of Money, Credit and Banking, Blackwell Publishing, vol. 31(2), pages 235-47, May.
- E31 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Prices, Business Fluctuations, and Cycles - - - Price Level; Inflation; Deflation
- F33 - International Economics - - International Finance - - - International Monetary Arrangements and Institutions
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