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Inflation Dynamics in the Dominican Republic

  • Oral Williams
  • Olumuyiwa Adedeji

This paper investigates the determinants of inflation in the Dominican Republic during 1991-2002, a period characterized by remarkable macroeconomic stability and growth. By developing a parsimonious and empirically stable error-correction model using quarterly observations, the paper finds that inflation is explained by changes in monetary aggregates, real output, foreign inflation, and the exchange rate. Long-run relationships in the money and traded-goods markets are found to exist, but only the disequilibrium from the money market exerts a significant impact on inflation.

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Paper provided by International Monetary Fund in its series IMF Working Papers with number 04/29.

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Date of creation: 01 Feb 2004
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Handle: RePEc:imf:imfwpa:04/29
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