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Modeling Inflation in Croatia

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  • MaruÅ¡ka Vizek
  • Tanja Broz

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This paper constructs a quarterly inflation model for Croatia, using the general-to-specific approach to model inflation dynamics. A two-step procedure is followed. First, we conduct a long-run sectoral analysis of inflation sources, yielding long-run determinants of inflation: markup, excess money, nominal effective exchange rate, and the output gap. Second, we estimate an equilibrium error correction model of inflation, deploying, among other variables of interest, the long-run solutions derived in the first step. The derived model of inflation suggests that inflation inertia and Croatian trading partners' inflation are most important for explaining the short-run behavior of inflation. Apart from these two variables, markup, excess money, output gap, nominal exchange rate, and broad money also contribute to inflation changes in the short run.

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  • MaruÅ¡ka Vizek & Tanja Broz, 2009. "Modeling Inflation in Croatia," Emerging Markets Finance and Trade, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 45(6), pages 87-98, November.
  • Handle: RePEc:mes:emfitr:v:45:y:2009:i:6:p:87-98
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    Keywords

    cointegration; Croatia; general-to-specific; inflation modeling;

    JEL classification:

    • C51 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric Modeling - - - Model Construction and Estimation
    • C53 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric Modeling - - - Forecasting and Prediction Models; Simulation Methods
    • E31 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Prices, Business Fluctuations, and Cycles - - - Price Level; Inflation; Deflation
    • E37 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Prices, Business Fluctuations, and Cycles - - - Forecasting and Simulation: Models and Applications

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