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Inflation variability and the relationship between inflation and growth

Jha, Raghbendra; Dang, Ngoc


We examine the effect of inflation variability and economic growth using annual historical data on both developing and developed countries. The data cover 182 developing countries and 31 developed countries for the period 1961-2009. Proxying inflation variability by the five-year coefficient of variation of inflation, we obtain the following results: (1) For developing countries, there is significant evidence to suggest that when the rate of inflation exceeds 10% inflation variability has a...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2011
Type: Journal article
Source: Macroeconomics and Finance in Emerging Market Economies
DOI: 10.1080/17520843.2011.608371


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