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Exploring the Nexus between Inflation and Globalization under Inflation Targeting through the Lens of New Zealand’s Experience

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  • Ayse Kabukcuoglu

    () (Koc University)

  • Enrique Martínez-García

    () (Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas and Southern Methodist University)

  • Mehmet Ali Soytas

    () (Ozyegin University)

Abstract

We investigate empirically the inflation dynamics in New Zealand, a small open economy and a pioneer in inflation targeting, under various open-economy Phillips curve specifications. Our forecasting exercise suggests that open-economy Phillips curves under standard measures of global slack do not help forecast domestic inflation, possibly indicating measurement problems with global slack itself. In turn, under a stable inflation target we still find that (i) global inflation or (ii) global inflation or oil prices have information content for headline CPI and core CPI inflation over the 1997:Q3-2015:Q1 period and appear to be reliable proxies for global slack in forecasting inflation.

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  • Ayse Kabukcuoglu & Enrique Martínez-García & Mehmet Ali Soytas, 2017. "Exploring the Nexus between Inflation and Globalization under Inflation Targeting through the Lens of New Zealand’s Experience," Koç University-TUSIAD Economic Research Forum Working Papers 1709, Koc University-TUSIAD Economic Research Forum.
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    Keywords

    Inflation Dynamics; Open-Economy Phillips Curve; Inflation Targeting; Inflation Forecasting.;

    JEL classification:

    • C21 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Single Equation Models; Single Variables - - - Cross-Sectional Models; Spatial Models; Treatment Effect Models
    • C23 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Single Equation Models; Single Variables - - - Models with Panel Data; Spatio-temporal Models
    • C53 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric Modeling - - - Forecasting and Prediction Models; Simulation Methods
    • F41 - International Economics - - Macroeconomic Aspects of International Trade and Finance - - - Open Economy Macroeconomics
    • F47 - International Economics - - Macroeconomic Aspects of International Trade and Finance - - - Forecasting and Simulation: Models and Applications
    • F62 - International Economics - - Economic Impacts of Globalization - - - Macroeconomic Impacts

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