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A Model of Inflation for Sri Lanka

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  • Cooray, Arusha

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This paper uses two models: an open economy model and a closed economy model to estimate a price equation for Sri Lanka. The results suggest greater support for the open economy model. Consistent with previous studies for Sri Lanka, supply side factors appear to be important in influencing the general price level in Sri Lanka.

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  • Cooray, Arusha, 2008. "A Model of Inflation for Sri Lanka," Review of Applied Economics, Review of Applied Economics, vol. 4(1-2).
  • Handle: RePEc:ags:reapec:50017
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    Keywords

    Sri Lanka; Inflation; price; nested - non nested models; cointegration; error correction; Farm Management; E31; E64; C51; C52;

    JEL classification:

    • E31 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Prices, Business Fluctuations, and Cycles - - - Price Level; Inflation; Deflation
    • E64 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Macroeconomic Policy, Macroeconomic Aspects of Public Finance, and General Outlook - - - Incomes Policy; Price Policy
    • C51 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric Modeling - - - Model Construction and Estimation
    • C52 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric Modeling - - - Model Evaluation, Validation, and Selection

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