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Is the Inflation-Output Nexus Asymmetric in the Euro Area?

  • Baghli, M.
  • Cahn, C.
  • Fraisse, H.

This paper challenges the assumption that the inflation process within the euro area is well-described by a linear Phillips curve and investigates in a nonparametric framework how inflation is sensitive to output growth. An asymmetric output-inflation trade-off is pointed out in the euro area at both aggregated and individual country levels.

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Paper provided by Banque de France in its series Working papers with number 140.

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Length: 23 pages
Date of creation: 2006
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Handle: RePEc:bfr:banfra:140
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