What is the globalisation of inflation?

Citation data:

Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, ISSN: 0165-1889, Vol: 74, Page: 1-27

Publication Year:
2017
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DOI:
10.1016/j.jedc.2016.09.006
Author(s):
Gantungalag Altansukh; Ralf Becker; George Bratsiotis; Denise R. Osborn
Publisher(s):
Elsevier BV
Tags:
Economics, Econometrics and Finance; Mathematics
article description
This paper studies the globalisation of CPI inflation by analysing core, energy and food components, testing for structural breaks in the relationships between domestic inflation and a corresponding country-specific foreign inflation series at the monthly frequency for OECD countries. The iterative methodology employed separates coefficient and variance breaks, while also taking account of outliers. We find that the overall pattern of globalisation in aggregate inflation is largely driven by convergence of the mean levels of the core component from the early 1990s, compatible with the introduction of inflation targeting in many countries of our sample. There is less evidence of increased synchronisation of shortrun movements in core than aggregate inflation, but an increased role for shortrun foreign energy inflation often contributes to the globalisation effect.