Mongolia : Measuring the Output Gap

Author/Editor:

Julia Bersch ; Tara M. Sinclair

Publication Date:

April 1, 2011

Electronic Access:

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Summary:

This paper compares the output gap estimates for Mongolia based on a number of different methods. Special attention is paid to the substantial role of mining in the Mongolian economy. We find that a Blanchard and Quah-type joint model of output and inflation provides a more robust estimate of the output gap for Mongolia than the traditional statistical decompositions.

Series:

Working Paper No. 11/79

Subject:

English

Publication Date:

April 1, 2011

ISBN/ISSN:

9781455226092/1018-5941

Stock No:

WPIEA2011079

Price:

$18.00 (Academic Rate:$18.00)

Format:

Paper

Pages:

16

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