Stabilization, Persistence, and Inflationary Convergence: A Comparative Analysis
In: Indexation, Inflation and Monetary Policy
The purpose of this paper is to analyze empirically the importance of inflationary persistence in a group of sixteen advanced and developing countries. We do this by studying, in great detail, the time series properties of inflation using both univariate as well as multivariate techniques. We show that inflationary inertia greatly varies both across countries and across different periods of time within a country. Moreover, there seems to exists a clear connection between our estimates of inertia and the levels of inflation in the countries in our sample. Nominal exchange rate anchors seem to reduce inflation inertia but only until time goes by and the program fails to lower inflation to international levels.
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|This chapter was published in: Fernando Lefort & Klaus Schmidt-Hebbel & Norman Loayza (Series Editor) & Klaus Schmidt-Hebbel (Series Editor) (ed.) Indexation, Inflation and Monetary Policy, , chapter 3, pages 065-104, 2002.|
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