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The Long-Run Impact of Inflation in South Africa

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  • Kafayat Amusa

    (Department of Economics, University of Pretoria and South African Treasury, Pretoria, South Africa)

  • Rangan Gupta

    (Department of Economics, University of Pretoria)

  • Shaakira Karolia

    (Department of Economics, University of Pretoria and South African Treasury, Pretoria, South Africa)

  • Beatrice D. Simo Kengne

    (Department of Economics, University of Pretoria and South African Treasury, Pretoria, South Africa)

Abstract

This paper evaluates the hypothesis of long-run super-neutrality of money (LRSN) within the context of the South African economy. The long-run impact of inflation on the interest rate and subsequently, output is estimated by employing a trivariate structural vector autoregression model. The estimation results suggest that the hypothesis of LRSN cannot be rejected, thereby potentially supporting the arguments asserted by Sidrauski (1967).

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  • Kafayat Amusa & Rangan Gupta & Shaakira Karolia & Beatrice D. Simo Kengne, 2010. "The Long-Run Impact of Inflation in South Africa," Working Papers 201029, University of Pretoria, Department of Economics.
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    money neutrality; structural vector autoregression;

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    • E5 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Monetary Policy, Central Banking, and the Supply of Money and Credit
    • E31 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Prices, Business Fluctuations, and Cycles - - - Price Level; Inflation; Deflation

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