Money Demand and Inflation in Transition Economy
We investigate the possibility that the observed deviations of the money demand and of the price changes can be explained by the rational expectations Cagan’s inflation model in the specific case of the transition economy in Bulgaria. We examine the time series properties of the monthly data for the period from January 1991 to December 1996. The validity of Cagan’s inflation model is tested using an econometric technique independent of the assumptions concerning expectations formation. We are able to reject the null hypothesis of no co-integration confirming validity of the model for the sub-period from January 1995 to December 1996. Both lagged rates of money growth and lagged inflation rates are used for instrumental variables estimation of the rational expectations model.
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Volume (Year): (1998)
Issue (Month): 2 ()
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