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Empirical modeling of Japan's markup and inflation, 1976-2000

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This paper aims to pursue an empirical model of Japan's markup and inflation using historical time series data covering the last quarter of the 20th century. A multivariate cointegration analysis of Japan's macroeconomic data indicates the existence of a long-run economic linkage, which is interpreted as an empirical representation of countercyclical markup. A set of variables in the cointegrated system, apart from markup and inflation, are judged to be weakly exogenous for parameters of interest, thereby allowing us to estimate a partial model given these exogenous variables. The model reduction is then conducted so as to achieve a parsimonious representation of countercyclical markup and inflation dynamics over the sample period of interest.

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  • Kurita, Takamitsu, 2010. "Empirical modeling of Japan's markup and inflation, 1976-2000," Journal of Asian Economics, Elsevier, vol. 21(6), pages 552-563, December.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:asieco:v:21:y:2010:i:6:p:552-563
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    1. Salman Ahmad & Attiya Yasmin Javid, 2015. "Analysing the Price Cost Markup and Its Behaviour over the Business Cycles in Case of Manufacturing Industries of Pakistan," PIDE-Working Papers 2015:117, Pakistan Institute of Development Economics.

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