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Core Inflation: Concepts, Uses and Measurement

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This paper has five sections. Section I covers the introduction while Section II reviews the concept of core inflation. Section III discusses the uses of core inflation in policy formulation, policy accountability and forecasting and uses these considerations in setting out desirable properties of a practical measure. Section IV considers the pros and cons of a range of alternative empirical approaches to measuring core inflation. Section V gives concluding comments.

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  • Scott Roger, 1998. "Core Inflation: Concepts, Uses and Measurement," Occasional Papers, South East Asian Central Banks (SEACEN) Research and Training Centre, number occ24, April.
  • Handle: RePEc:sea:opaper:occ24
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    1. Michael F. Bryan & Stephen G. Cecchetti, 1994. "Measuring Core Inflation," NBER Chapters,in: Monetary Policy, pages 195-219 National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
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    1. Shah, Imran H. & Corrick, Ian & Saboor, Abdul, 2016. "How Should Central Banks Respond to Non-neutral Inflation Expectations," Department of Economics Working Papers 58123, University of Bath, Department of Economics.
    2. repec:sbe:breart:v:24:y:2004:i:2:a:2710 is not listed on IDEAS
    3. Luc Aucremanne, 2000. "The use of robust estimators as measures of core inflation," Working Paper Research 02, National Bank of Belgium.

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