Kitov, Oleg and Kitov, Ivan (2011): Inflation and unemployment in Switzerland: from 1970 to 2050.
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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.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Inflation and unemployment in Switzerland: from 1970 to 2050|
|English Title:||Inflation and unemployment in Switzerland: from 1970 to 2050|
|Keywords:||Inflation, Unemployment, Labour force, Forecasting, Switzerland|
|Subjects:||J - Labor and Demographic Economics > J2 - Demand and Supply of Labor > J21 - Labor Force and Employment, Size, and Structure
E - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics > E6 - Macroeconomic Policy, Macroeconomic Aspects of Public Finance, Macroeconomic Policy, and General Outlook
E - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics > E3 - Prices, Business Fluctuations, and Cycles
|Depositing User:||Ivan Kitov|
|Date Deposited:||21. Feb 2011 00:36|
|Last Modified:||12. Feb 2013 13:32|
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