Political Instability and Inflation Volatility

Author/Editor:

Francisco José Veiga ; Ari Aisen

Publication Date:

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:

Frequency:

Monthly

English

Publication Date:

September 1, 2006

ISBN/ISSN:

9781451864724/1018-5941

Stock No:

WPIEA2006212

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$18.00 (Academic Rate:$18.00)

Format:

Paper

Pages:

9

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