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dc.contributor.authorŽďárek, Václaven_US
dc.contributor.authorAldasoro, Juan Ignacioen_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-03-18en_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-08-06T10:03:27Z-
dc.date.available2009-08-06T10:03:27Z-
dc.date.issued2009en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/27027-
dc.description.abstractIn this paper, we present evidence on the statistical features of observed dispersion in HICP inflation rates in the Euro area. Our descriptive exercise shows that there is still a remarkable dispersion of HICP inflation rates across the member countries. We find that most of dispersion originates in the non-traded categories of the HICP. This suggests that the main source of dispersion in countries' headline inflation rates is in those components of the HICP where non-traded goods (services, (public) goods with regulated and administered prices) are more intensely represented. We then examine the determinants of inflation differentials in a panel of the states of the Euro area in 19992007 using alternative classifications of this group and three different datasets. The evidence presented shows that output gaps and a proxy for price level convergence were statistically significant. On the other hand, some determinants that were found significant in previous studies (for example Honohan and Lane 2003, 2004; ECB, 2003) has no impact on inflation in our expanded time span (e.g. exchange rate movements). The dispersion of HICP inflation is expected to increase in the coming years as the new EU member states will join the Euro area. There are some risks for these countries connected with the common monetary policy, which is adjusted more to the conditions of stabilized advanced economies forming the core of the Euro area. This creates potential problems for the EU common monetary policy (ECB), in particular negative (positive) interest rates, their repercussions on investment processes, consumption and the possibility of creating asset bubbles.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherKiel Institute for the World Economy (IfW) Kielen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesKiel advanced studies working papers 450en_US
dc.subject.jelC23en_US
dc.subject.jelE31en_US
dc.subject.jelF15en_US
dc.subject.jelF41en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordInflation differentialsen_US
dc.subject.keywordprice convergenceen_US
dc.subject.keywordexchange rateen_US
dc.subject.keywordpanel dataen_US
dc.subject.stwInflationsrateen_US
dc.subject.stwInflationskonvergenzen_US
dc.subject.stwLebenshaltungsindexen_US
dc.subject.stwNicht-handelbares Guten_US
dc.subject.stwPanelen_US
dc.subject.stwEU-Staatenen_US
dc.titleInflation differentials in the Euroa area and their determinants: an empirical viesen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn593963806en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
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