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Political Instability and Inflation Volatility

Author/Editor: Aisen, Ari | Veiga, Francisco José
Authorized for Distribution: September 1, 2006
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Summary: The purpose of this paper is to empirically determine the causes of worldwide diversity of inflation volatility. We show that higher degrees of political instability, ideological polarization, and political fragmentation are associated with higher inflation volatility.
 
Series: Working Paper No. 06/212
Subject(s): Inflation | Economic conditions | Economic models
Author's keyword(s): Inflation | volatility | political instability | institutions
 
English  
    Published:   September 1, 2006        
    ISBN/ISSN:   1934-7073   Format:   Paper
    Stock No:   WPIEA2006212   Pages:   9
    Price:   US$18.00
       
     
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