Modeling Inflation for Mali

 
Author/Editor: Diouf, Mame Astou
 
Publication Date: December 01, 2007
 
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Summary: This paper investigates how consumer price inflation is determined in Mali for 1979-2006 along three macroeconomic explanations: (1) monetarist theories, emphasizing the impact of excess money supply, (2) the structuralist hypothesis, stressing the impact of supply-side constraints, and (3) external theories, describing the effects of foreign transmission mechanisms on a small open economy. The analysis makes use of cointegration techniques and general-to-specific modeling. Average national rainfall, and to a lesser extent deviations from monetary and external sector equilibrium are found to be the main long-run determinants of inflation. The paper offers policy recommendations for controlling inflation in Mali.
 
Series: Working Paper No. 07/295
Subject(s): Inflation | Mali | Real effective exchange rates | Demand for money

Author's Keyword(s): Mali | inflation | money demand | real exchange rate | food supply | cointegration
 
English
Publication Date: December 01, 2007
Format: Paper
Stock No: WPIEA2007295 Pages: 34
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