Tracking Chinese CPI inflation in real time
Aaron Mehrotra and
No 35/2011, BOFIT Discussion Papers from Bank of Finland, Institute for Economies in Transition
With recovery from the global financial crisis in 2009 and 2010, inflation emerged as a major concern for many central banks in emerging Asia. We use data observed at mixed frequencies to estimate the movement of Chinese headline inflation within the framework of a state-space model, and then take the estimated indicator to nowcast Chinese CPI inflation. The importance of forward-looking and high-frequency variables in tracking inflation dynamics is highlighted and the policy implications discussed. Keywords: Nowcasting, CPI inflation cycle, mixed-frequency modelling, dynamic factor model, China. JEL classification: C53, E31, E37
JEL-codes: C53 E31 E37 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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