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Measures of New Zealand core inflation

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Assessing the strength of inflationary pressures is challenging. Headline inflation can be volatile due to temporary or idiosyncratic factors which are unrelated to the strength of domestic demand, or which are not expected to be repeated. Core inflation measures attempt to examine the component of inflation that is related to broad trends in economic conditions and pricing behaviour, and which is likely to be more persistent. There is no agreed upon ‘best’ approach to measuring core inflation, and each approach has various advantages and limitations. Some work best in some circumstances; some in others.

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  • Satish Ranchhod, 2013. "Measures of New Zealand core inflation," Reserve Bank of New Zealand Bulletin, Reserve Bank of New Zealand, vol. 76, pages 3-11, March.
  • Handle: RePEc:nzb:nzbbul:mar2013:01
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    1. Cogley, Timothy, 2002. "A Simple Adaptive Measure of Core Inflation," Journal of Money, Credit and Banking, Blackwell Publishing, vol. 34(1), pages 94-113, February.
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    1. Günes Kamber & Benjamin Wong, 2016. "Testing an Interpretation of Core Inflation Measures in New Zealand," Reserve Bank of New Zealand Analytical Notes series AN2016/06, Reserve Bank of New Zealand.
    2. Franz Ruch & Mehmet Balcilar & Mampho P. Modise & Rangan Gupta, 2015. "Forecasting Core Inflation: The Case of South Africa," Working Papers 201543, University of Pretoria, Department of Economics.

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