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Macro-economic Measures for a Globalised World: Global Growth and Inflation

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In this paper we offer a framework for measuring global growth and inflation built on an index number theory and practice; standard national accounts principles; and the concepts and methods for international macroeconomic comparisons. Our approach provides a sound basis for the estimates of purchasing power parity and exchange-rate based global growth regularly published by IMF, the World Bank and the United Nations. It also rectifies deficiencies in the current procedures used in measuring global inflation. For illustrative purposes, we present our estimates of global growth and inflation using data for 141 countries for the years 2005 and 2011. Contribution of movements in exchange rates and purchasing power parities to global inflation are presented.

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  • Rao, D.S. Prasada, 2018. "Macro-economic Measures for a Globalised World: Global Growth and Inflation," CEI Working Paper Series 2018-11, Center for Economic Institutions, Institute of Economic Research, Hitotsubashi University.
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    Keywords

    International comparisons; world growth; world inflation; exchange rate; purchasing power parity; index number theory;
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    JEL classification:

    • C43 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods: Special Topics - - - Index Numbers and Aggregation
    • O47 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity - - - Empirical Studies of Economic Growth; Aggregate Productivity; Cross-Country Output Convergence

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