Inflation Dynamics in the Dominican Republic
21 Pages Posted: 12 Feb 2006
Date Written: February 2004
This paper investigates the determinants of inflation in the Dominican Republic during 1991-2002, a period characterized by remarkable macroeconomic stability and growth. By developing a parsimonious and empirically stable error-correction model using quarterly observations, the paper finds that inflation is explained by changes in monetary aggregates, real output, foreign inflation, and the exchange rate. Long-run relationships in the money and traded-goods markets are found to exist, but only the disequilibrium from the money market exerts a significant impact on inflation.
Keywords: Inflation, Cointegration, Error-Correction
JEL Classification: E5, F41
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