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Inflation and the Markup in the Euro Area

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  • Bruneau, C.
  • De bandt, O.
  • Flageollet, A.

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The paper implements a consistent empirical strategy in order to investigate the behaviour of the markup over the cycle and its contribution to inflation movements. We model the price series as I(2) components and use polynomial cointegration in order to recover a long-run price schedule. We do not reject statistically the reduction of the I(2) framework to an I(1) model as from the mid 1980s. We observe that the markup in fairly counter-cyclical and has a permanent effect on inflation through an error-correcting mechanism. Structural and forecasting equations exhibiting good performance are therefore estimated.

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  • Bruneau, C. & De bandt, O. & Flageollet, A., 2004. "Inflation and the Markup in the Euro Area," Working papers 114, Banque de France.
  • Handle: RePEc:bfr:banfra:114
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    Keywords

    Inflation ; euro area ; Markup model ; I(2) models ; Cointegration;

    JEL classification:

    • C33 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Multiple or Simultaneous Equation Models; Multiple Variables - - - Models with Panel Data; Spatio-temporal Models
    • C53 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric Modeling - - - Forecasting and Prediction Models; Simulation Methods
    • E37 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Prices, Business Fluctuations, and Cycles - - - Forecasting and Simulation: Models and Applications

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