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Inflation volatility and economic growth in Bolivia: a regional analysis


  • Casto Martín Montero Kuscevic
  • Marco Antonio del Río Rivera
  • J. Sebastian Leguizamon


This paper analyses the effects of inflation and its volatility on Gross Domestic Product (GDP) per capita for the regions of Bolivia over the period 1989–2011. Results show the existence of a positive relationship with inflation but a negative one with respect to volatility. Moreover, we identify a threshold for volatility and inflation. Our conclusions imply that economic agents are more tolerant to relatively high levels of inflation than to high inflation volatility.

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  • Casto Martín Montero Kuscevic & Marco Antonio del Río Rivera & J. Sebastian Leguizamon, 2018. "Inflation volatility and economic growth in Bolivia: a regional analysis," Macroeconomics and Finance in Emerging Market Economies, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 11(1), pages 36-46, January.
  • Handle: RePEc:taf:macfem:v:11:y:2018:i:1:p:36-46
    DOI: 10.1080/17520843.2017.1297324

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    1. Fischer, Gregory, 2013. "Investment choice and inflation uncertainty," LSE Research Online Documents on Economics 54259, London School of Economics and Political Science, LSE Library.
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