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Inflation and unemployment in Switzerland: from 1970 to 2050

Oleg Kitov () and Ivan Kitov ()

MPRA Paper from University Library of Munich, Germany

Abstract: An empirical model is presented linking inflation and unemployment rate to the change in the level of labour force in Switzerland. The involved variables are found to be cointegrated and we estimate lagged linear deterministic relationships using the method of cumulative curves, a simplified version of the 1D Boundary Elements Method. The model yields very accurate predictions of the inflation rate on a three year horizon. The results are coherent with the models estimated previously for the US, Japan, France and other developed countries and provide additional validation of our quantitative framework based solely on labour force. Finally, given the importance of inflation forecasts for the Swiss monetary policy, we present a prediction extended into 2050 based on official projections of the labour force level.

Keywords: Inflation; Unemployment; Labour force; Forecasting; Switzerland (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: J21 E6 E3 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2011-02-14
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Journal Article: INFLATION AND UNEMPLOYMENT IN SWITZERLAND: FROM 1970 TO 2050 (2012) Downloads
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