Revisiting the Empirical Existence of the Phillips Curve for India
Karan Singh B.
Jawaharlal Nehru University
June 23, 2011
Journal of Asian Economics, Vol. 22, No. 3, 2011
This paper revisits the empirical existence of the Phillips curve in the Indian context. To estimate the Phillips curve we need two variables – inflation and the output gap. In the case of India, incorrect measurement of both variables causes much difficulty in estimating the Phillipscurve. We use a non-linear Kalman filter approach to estimate the output gap and find that the Kalman filter estimate captures all the dynamics of the economy. Our results show that after taking supply shocks into consideration, there is clear evidence as to the existence of the Phillips curve in India for recent years.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 20
Keywords: Kalman filter, output gap, inflation
JEL Classification: C32, E31, E50working papers series
Date posted: June 23, 2011
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