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Inflation and growth in South Africa

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This paper studies the relationship between inflation and growth in South Africa. Two main issues are addressed: do tests of the South African data support the findings of cross-section studies that inflation has a negative effect on growth over the longer term? and, can higher growth be gained at the cost of higher inflation in the short run? The findings are that inflation drags down growth in South Africa over the longer term, and that, in the short run, growth above its trend requires accelerating inflation. Thus, for growth to be pulled substantially above its present low trend, inflation targeting in South Africa would have to be abandoned. However, this would be counterproductive over the longer term, once the negative relationship between inflation and growth manifests itself. Copyright 2006, Oxford University Press.

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  • D. Hodge, 2006. "Inflation and growth in South Africa," Cambridge Journal of Economics, Oxford University Press, vol. 30(2), pages 163-180, March.
  • Handle: RePEc:oup:cambje:v:30:y:2006:i:2:p:163-180
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