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Inflation Targeting and the Stationarity of Inflation: New Results from an ESTAR Unit Root Test

  • Andros Gregoriou
  • Alexandros Kontonikas

In this paper we examine the time series properties of inflation in seven countries that have adopted inflation targeting. Unlike previous studies we utilize a non-linear mean reverting adjustment mechanism for inflation and we discover that although deviations of inflation from the target can exhibit a region of non-stationary behavior, overall they are stationary indicating successful targeting implementation.

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Paper provided by Business School - Economics, University of Glasgow in its series Working Papers with number 2005_10.

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Date of creation: Oct 2005
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Handle: RePEc:gla:glaewp:2005_10
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