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Effect of inflation uncertainty, output uncertainty and oil price on inflation and growth in Australia

Girijasankar Mallik (School of Economics and Finance, University of Western Sydney, Penrith South, Australia)
Anis Chowdhury (School of Economics and Finance, University of Western Sydney, Penrith South, Australia)

Journal of Economic Studies

ISSN: 0144-3585

Article publication date: 6 September 2011

Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to determine the relationship between inflation, inflation uncertainty, growth and growth uncertainty for Australia.

Design/methodology/approach

Multivariate EGARCH models has been used to estimate the relationship between inflation, inflation uncertainty, growth and growth uncertainty for Australia.

Findings

Using quarterly data in multivariate EGARCH models, this study finds that both inflation uncertainty and output uncertainty have negative and significant effects on output growth. The paper also finds that, while inflation uncertainty has a positive and significant effect on inflation, output uncertainty has a negative and significant effect on inflation. The study uses a newly constructed oil price dummy as a control variable and finds that oil price changes significantly increase inflation uncertainty. The study also finds that inflation uncertainty and the inflation level have both declined since the adoption of a formal inflation‐targeting monetary policy in Australia.

Research limitations/implications

Multivariate EGARCH model can be used to estimate the effects of inflation, inflation uncertainty, growth and growth uncertainty for cross‐country analysis.

Originality/value

This is the first study of the effect of inflation uncertainty and growth uncertainty on inflation and growth in Australia using a newly constructed oil price dummy in a multivariate EGARCH framework.

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Citation

Mallik, G. and Chowdhury, A. (2011), "Effect of inflation uncertainty, output uncertainty and oil price on inflation and growth in Australia", Journal of Economic Studies, Vol. 38 No. 4, pp. 414-429. https://doi.org/10.1108/01443581111160879

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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