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Does Inflation Harm Economic Growth in Jordan?. An Econometric Analysis for the Period 1970-2000

  • Sweidan, O.D.

It is expected that inflation we will be an important issue in Jordan because the central bank of Jordan is adopting an easy monetary policy to help promoting the financial market.Therefore, this paper explores the relation between inflation and economic growth to check whether if this relation has a structural breakpoint effect or not.This paper shows that the structural breakpoint effect occurs at inflation rate equal to 2% and after this level the effect turns to be negative. This result says that the maneuver of the monetary policy will be very limited. And, the central bank of Jordan should pay attention to the inflation phenomenon while conducting the new monetary policy.

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Volume (Year): 1 (2004)
Issue (Month): 2 ()
Pages: 41-66

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