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Potential growth and inflation: Estimates for Australia, the United States and Canada

Dungey, Mardi; Pitchford, John


Estimates of potential output growth for Australia, the United States and Canada are presented and analysed in this article. We define potential growth as that growth rate consistent with a steady (domestic component of the) inflation rate (SIRG). At around 4 per cent per annum, Australia's SIRG has been relatively stable for the past 30 years, which seems inconsistent with the view that wide-ranging microeconomic reform in the 1990s raised growth potential. However, we show that the reduction...[Show more]

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Date published: 2004
Type: Journal article
Source: The Australian Economic Review


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