Durevall, Dick and Loening, Josef (2009): Ethiopia: Updated Inflation Forecasts.
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The purpose of this section is to simulate possible policy scenarios and thus predict the CPI over June 2009 to December 2010 for illustrative purposes. The empirical models are based on Loening, Durevall and Birru (2009). Although highly tentative, our scenarios show that inflation will decrease substantially though inflation inertia may prevent a rapid stabilization of food prices. One of the main driving forces behind domestic inflation is agricultural output growth. While exchange rate and monetary policies can make a significant difference, it is crucial to take into consideration the development of the domestic cereal market. If international prices would start increasing again, they would to have a strong impact on Ethiopia, and the model predictions will not be valid.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Ethiopia: Updated Inflation Forecasts|
|Keywords:||Inflation; Forecast; Ethiopia|
|Subjects:||O - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth > O5 - Economywide Country Studies > O55 - Africa
E - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics > E3 - Prices, Business Fluctuations, and Cycles > E31 - Price Level; Inflation; Deflation
E - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics > E3 - Prices, Business Fluctuations, and Cycles > E37 - Forecasting and Simulation: Models and Applications
|Depositing User:||Josef Loening|
|Date Deposited:||18. Oct 2010 15:14|
|Last Modified:||16. Feb 2013 01:07|
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