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High versus Low Inflation: Implications for Price-Level Convergence


Mustafa Ege Yazgan


Istanbul Bilgi University

Hakan Yilmazkuday


Florida International University

May 4, 2015


Abstract:     
This paper investigates the relationship between the level of inflation and regional price-level convergence utilizing micro-level price data from Turkey during two clearly distinguishable periods of high and low inflation. The results indicate that higher persistence and slower convergence of price levels are evident during the low-inflation period, which corresponds to the inflation-targeting (IT) regime that was successful in lowering and maintaining inflation at acceptable levels. During this low-inflation IT regime, it is also shown that inflation convergence across regions appears to occur more quickly and may be responsible for the slower pace of convergence in price levels.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 32

Keywords: Price Convergence, Inflation Convergence, Micro-level Prices, Turkey

JEL Classification: E31, F41


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Date posted: May 26, 2010 ; Last revised: May 5, 2015

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Yazgan, Mustafa Ege and Yilmazkuday, Hakan, High versus Low Inflation: Implications for Price-Level Convergence (May 4, 2015). Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1616159 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1616159

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Mustafa Ege Yazgan
Istanbul Bilgi University ( email )
Eski Silahtarağa Elektrik Santralı
Silahtarağa Mah. Kazım Karabekir Cad. No: 1 Eyüp
Istanbul, 34060
Turkey
Hakan Yilmazkuday (Contact Author)
Florida International University ( email )
Miami, FL 33199
United States
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