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Looking for a break in Spanish Inflation Data in the early eighties and assessing persistence

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  • Maria Teresa Mota

    (Faculdade de Economia e Gestão - Universidade Católica Portuguesa - Porto)

  • Mariana Alves da Cunha

    (Faculdade de Economia e Gestão - Universidade Católica Portuguesa - Porto)

  • Carlos Santos

    () (Faculdade de Economia e Gestão - Universidade Católica Portuguesa - Porto)

Abstract

Using the Bai-Perron test, we look for a shift in the conditional mean of an AR representation of Spanish CPI inflation over the period: 1978-2006. It is clear that Spain, as most OECD economies, experienced an inflation slowdown in the early eithgties, which can be related to some policy measures undertook by the government coming out of the 1982 elections. It is shown, that when the break is accounted for, there are no signs of persistence in Spanish CPI inflation.

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  • Maria Teresa Mota & Mariana Alves da Cunha & Carlos Santos, 2008. "Looking for a break in Spanish Inflation Data in the early eighties and assessing persistence," Working Papers de Economia (Economics Working Papers) 022008, Católica Porto Business School, Universidade Católica Portuguesa.
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    Keywords

    inflation persistence; structural breaks; monetary policy;

    JEL classification:

    • E31 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Prices, Business Fluctuations, and Cycles - - - Price Level; Inflation; Deflation
    • E65 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Macroeconomic Policy, Macroeconomic Aspects of Public Finance, and General Outlook - - - Studies of Particular Policy Episodes
    • C12 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General - - - Hypothesis Testing: General
    • C22 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Single Equation Models; Single Variables - - - Time-Series Models; Dynamic Quantile Regressions; Dynamic Treatment Effect Models; Diffusion Processes

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