Inflation Determinants in Paraguay : Cost Push versus Demand Pull Factors

Author/Editor:

Brieuc Monfort ; Santiago Peña

Publication Date:

December 1, 2008

Electronic Access:

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Summary:

This article uses two analytical methodologies to understand the dynamics of inflation in Paraguay, the mark-up theory of inflation and the monetary theory of inflation. We also study the impact of different monetary aggregates. The results suggest that monetary factors, in particular currency in circulation, play a major role in determining long-run inflation, while foreign prices, in particular from Brazil, or some food products have a large impact on the short-term dynamics of inflation. Wage indexation may also contribute to locking up price increases.

Series:

Working Paper No. 08/270

Subject:

English

Publication Date:

December 1, 2008

ISBN/ISSN:

9781451871289/1018-5941

Stock No:

WPIEA2008270

Price:

$18.00 (Academic Rate:$18.00)

Format:

Paper

Pages:

41

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