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A Noncausal Autoregressive Model with Time-Varying Parameters: An Application to U.S. Inflation

Markku Lanne and Jani Luoto

No 1285, Discussion Papers of DIW Berlin from DIW Berlin, German Institute for Economic Research

Abstract: We propose a noncausal autoregressive model with time-varying parameters, and apply it to U.S. postwar inflation. The model .fits the data well, and the results suggest that inflation persistence follows from future expectations. Persistence has declined in the early 1980.s and slightly increased again in the late 1990.s. Estimates of the new Keynesian Phillips curve indicate that current inflation also depends on past inflation although future expectations dominate. The implied trend inflation estimate evolves smoothly and is well aligned with survey expectations. There is evidence in favor of the variation of trend inflation following from the underlying marginal cost that drives inflation.

JEL-codes: C22 C51 C53 E31 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 39 p.
Date: 2013
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