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Modeling Inflation for Mali, Mame Astou Diouf

This paper investigates how consumer price inflation is determined in Mali for 1979-2006 along three macroeconomic explanations: (1) monetarist theories, emphasizing the impact of excess money supply, (2) the structuralist hypothesis, stressing the impact of supply-side constraints, and (3) external theories, describing the effects of foreign transmission mechanisms on a small open economy. The analysis makes use of cointegration techniques and general-to-specific modeling. Average national rainfall, and to a lesser extent deviations from monetary and external sector equilibrium are found to be the main long-run determinants of inflation. The paper offers policy recommendations for controlling inflation in Mali
Table Of Contents
Contents; I. Introduction; II. Background; III. The Model; IV. Data and Estimation; V. Conclusion; References; Appendix; Figures; A.1: M ali: Food Price and Consumer Price Indexes, 1988:1-2006:5; A.2: Mali: Annual Rate of Inflation, 1971-2005; A.3: Mali: Inflation and Rainfall, 1979:1-2006:1; A.4: Mali: Money, Income, Interest Rates and Exchange Rate, 1979:1-2006:1; A.5: Mali: Domestic and Foreign Prices, Exchange Rate and Terms of Trade, 1979:1-2006:1; A.6: Mali: Cointegrating Vectors for the Money Market and the Foreign Sectors, 1982:2-2006:1
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"December 2007."
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