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Complete or Partial Inflation Convergence in the EU?

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This paper has one primary aim: to analyze whether there exists evidence in favor of inflation convergence, complete convergence, or common trends, partial convergence, within the European Union (EU). The analysis is done in a bivariate and multivariate framework, for traded and non-traded inflation rates, using sequential unit root tests, common trends analysis, and cointegration tests that allow for structural breaks. The results suggest that there is a di¤erent behavior between traded and non-traded inflation rates. In the bivariate framework, there is much stronger evidence of complete convergence for traded inflation rates than for non-traded inflation rates. In the multivariate framework, the complete convergence is only presented in the most tradeable inflation rate and there is a small number of common trends for the rest of traded inflation rates that suggests evidence of partial convergence in terms of long-run relationships. Finally, neither complete nor partial convergence is presented in the non-traded inflation rates.

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  • Consuelo Gámez Amián & Amalia Morales Zumaquero., 2002. "Complete or Partial Inflation Convergence in the EU?," Economic Working Papers at Centro de Estudios Andaluces E2002/09, Centro de Estudios Andaluces.
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    1. PIROVANO, Mara & VAN POECK, André, 2011. "Eurozone inflation differentials and the ECB," Working Papers 2011014, University of Antwerp, Faculty of Applied Economics.
    2. Salvador Gil-Pareja & Simón Sosvilla-Rivero, "undated". "Price Convergence in the European Car Market," Working Papers 2005-22, FEDEA.
    3. Giulio Palomba & Emma Sarno & Alberto Zazzaro, 2009. "Testing similarities of short-run inflation dynamics among EU-25 countries after the Euro," Empirical Economics, Springer, pages 231-270.
    4. Salvador Gil-Pareja & Simon Sosvilla-Rivero, 2007. "Price convergence in the European car market," Applied Economics, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 40(2), pages 241-250.

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    Keywords

    convergence; common trends; structural breaks; traded and nontraded inflation rates; European Union.;

    JEL classification:

    • C22 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Single Equation Models; Single Variables - - - Time-Series Models; Dynamic Quantile Regressions; Dynamic Treatment Effect Models; Diffusion Processes
    • C32 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Multiple or Simultaneous Equation Models; Multiple Variables - - - Time-Series Models; Dynamic Quantile Regressions; Dynamic Treatment Effect Models; Diffusion Processes; State Space Models
    • E31 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Prices, Business Fluctuations, and Cycles - - - Price Level; Inflation; Deflation
    • F15 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Economic Integration

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