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Inflation persistence: Implications for a monetary union in the Caribbean

Cuestas, Juan Carlos and Dobson, Carlyn (2011) Inflation persistence: Implications for a monetary union in the Caribbean. Working Paper. Department of Economics, University of Sheffield ISSN 1749-8368


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In this paper we aim to shed some light on the potential for creating a monetary union in the Caribbean. We analyse the inflation rates for twelve countries using various time series methods. The results show that the inflation rates are mean reverting processes and that there is evidence of a convergence club in inflation rates within the area, which contradicts previous studies. Our contribution implies good news for the creation of a common central bank in the Caribbean.

Item Type: Monograph (Working Paper)
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Keywords: Caribbean, inflation persistence, monetary union and unit roots
Institution: The University of Sheffield
Academic Units: The University of Sheffield > Faculty of Social Sciences (Sheffield) > Department of Economics (Sheffield) > Sheffield Economics Research Papers Series
Depositing User: Repository Officer
Date Deposited: 04 Oct 2011 14:04
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2014 19:25
Published Version: http://www.shef.ac.uk/economics/research/serps/yea...
Status: Published
Publisher: Department of Economics, University of Sheffield
Identification Number: Sheffield Economic Research Paper Series 2011017
URI: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/43301

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