Inflation and Growth: Some Theory and Evidence

Central European University Working Paper No. 1/2001

26 Pages Posted: 28 Jun 2001

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Max Gillman

Central European University (CEU) - Department of Economics

Mark N. Harris

Curtin University

Laszlo Matyas

Central European University (CEU) - Department of Economics; Universite Paris XII Val de Marne

Date Written: 2001

Abstract

The paper presents a monetary model of endogenous growth and specifies an econometric model consistent with this model. The estimation is based on OECD and APEC panel data, from 1961-1997. It includes fixed country and time heterogeneity and shows a strong negative effect of inflation on growth for the OECD countries, one that decreases marginally as the inflation rate rises. The APEC results show some evidence of the inflation rate effect, with a significant negative impact at higher inflation ranges. Segmenting the sample by country, according to average inflation rates, results in a stronger effect of inflation in general than without such a grouping. It also shows the non- linearity of a stronger marginal negative effect at lower inflation rates both for OECD and for APEC.

JEL Classification: O42, C23, C51, E13

Suggested Citation

Gillman, Max and Harris, Mark N. and Matyas, Laszlo, Inflation and Growth: Some Theory and Evidence (2001). Central European University Working Paper No. 1/2001. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=268139 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.268139

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Mark N. Harris

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Laszlo Matyas

Central European University (CEU) - Department of Economics ( email )

Nador u. 9.
Budapest H-1051
Hungary

Universite Paris XII Val de Marne

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Creteil cedex, 94010
France

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