Nagayasu, Jun (2010): Regional Inflation (Price) Behaviors: Heterogeneity and Convergence.
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It is generally thought that members in monetary union experience a similar level of inflation. This paper verifies this conventional belief. Using regional data, we present statistical evidence of heterogeneous inflation in Japan. Not only does the average inflation differ significantly across regions, but regional inflation responds differently to common economic and monetary factors. Furthermore, we show no evidence of price convergence in a group of entire regions although there is some evidence of convergence in subgroups. These results suggest that diversified regional inflation can exist within monetary union.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Regional Inflation (Price) Behaviors: Heterogeneity and Convergence|
|Keywords:||Regional inflation, monetary policy, factor models, convergence|
|Subjects:||F - International Economics > F3 - International Finance
E - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics > E3 - Prices, Business Fluctuations, and Cycles
|Depositing User:||Nagayasu Jun|
|Date Deposited:||26. Sep 2010 01:03|
|Last Modified:||14. Feb 2013 17:21|
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