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Cost-push impact of motor spirit price on price indices and inflation


  • Nooraddin Sharify

    () (Department of Economics, University of Mazandaran, Babolsar, Iran.)

  • M. Alejandro Cardenete

    () (Department of Economics, Universidad Pablo de Olavide)


Any increment in the prices of goods or services generally leads to an increase in different products prices indices and inflation. This paper examines the cost-push impact of a motor spirit price increment in Iran on different products prices indices and inflation. An Input-Output (I-O) table adjustment approach is applied. Iran input- output table for the year 2001-2002 is used as database. The empirical results of the model show how the cost-push impact of a 25% increment in the motor spirit price leads to an increment in different products prices indices, but the maximum effect of this increment, which is on transportation services prices, does not exceed 0.7492%. In addition, the cost-push effect of this increase on the Production Prices Index (PPI) is estimated at 0.2540%.

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  • Nooraddin Sharify & M. Alejandro Cardenete, 2007. "Cost-push impact of motor spirit price on price indices and inflation," Working Papers 07.11, Universidad Pablo de Olavide, Department of Economics.
  • Handle: RePEc:pab:wpaper:07.11

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    Input-Output; Motor Spirit Pricing; Price model; Iran.;

    JEL classification:

    • C67 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Mathematical Methods; Programming Models; Mathematical and Simulation Modeling - - - Input-Output Models
    • D57 - Microeconomics - - General Equilibrium and Disequilibrium - - - Input-Output Tables and Analysis
    • E37 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Prices, Business Fluctuations, and Cycles - - - Forecasting and Simulation: Models and Applications
    • E64 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Macroeconomic Policy, Macroeconomic Aspects of Public Finance, and General Outlook - - - Incomes Policy; Price Policy

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