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Inflation in Pakistan :, Money or Wheat?, Mohsin Khan, Axel Schimmelpfennig

Abstract
This paper examines the relative importance of monetary factors and structuralist supply-side factors for inflation in Pakistan. A stylized inflation model is specified that includes standard monetary variables (money supply, credit to the private sector), the exchange rate, as well as the wheat support price as a supply-side factor that has received considerable attention in Pakistan. The model is estimated for the period January 1998 to June 2005 on a monthly basis. The results indicate that monetary factors have played a dominant role in recent inflation, affecting inflation with a lag of about one year. Changes in the wheat support price influence inflation in the short run, but not in the long run. Furthermore, the wheat support price matters only over the medium term if accommodated by monetary policy
Table Of Contents
""Contents""; ""I. INTRODUCTION""; ""II. BASIC ELEMENTS OF THE MODEL""; ""III. EMPIRICAL RESULTS""; ""IV. WHY WORRY ABOUT INFLATION?""; ""V. SUMMARY AND CONCLUSIONS""; ""References""
Language
eng
Literary Form
non fiction
Note
"March 2006."
Physical Description
1 online resource (28 p.)
Specific Material Designation
remote
Form Of Item
online
Isbn
9781283517447

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