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Nonlinearity In Inflation, A Case of Pakistan

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  • Iqbal, Javed
  • Rehman, Muhammad
  • Ur-Rehman, Hafeez

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Recent research work has shown that inflation rate is asymmetric and it is also well known that asymmetry is a non-linear phenomenon. In order to better understand this non-linearity in inflation of Pakistan, we investigate the possible presence of Smooth Transition Autoregressive (STAR) non-linearity in inflation series. The study finds that month on month inflation series for Pakistan possesses both logistic and exponential STAR type non-linearity. Exponential Smooth transition function was proven to be more relevant on the basis of Dijk et al. (2000). Therefore, we develop ESTAR model in this paper which outperforms its linear rivals in forecasting.

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  • Iqbal, Javed & Rehman, Muhammad & Ur-Rehman, Hafeez, 2011. "Nonlinearity In Inflation, A Case of Pakistan," MPRA Paper 35858, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  • Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:35858
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    Keywords

    Inflation; Pakistan; ESTAR model;

    JEL classification:

    • C13 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General - - - Estimation: General
    • E31 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Prices, Business Fluctuations, and Cycles - - - Price Level; Inflation; Deflation
    • C87 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Data Collection and Data Estimation Methodology; Computer Programs - - - Econometric Software

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