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Inflation persistence and nonlinearities in Central and Eastern European countries

  • Cuestas, Juan Carlos
  • Harrison, Barry

In this paper we provide an insight into the inflation dynamics in a panel of Central and Eastern European countries. Applying unit root tests and allowing for nonlinearities, we show that inflation rates in more than half of these countries are stationary.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Economics Letters.

Volume (Year): 106 (2010)
Issue (Month): 2 (February)
Pages: 81-83

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