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Empirica

, Volume 37, Issue 3, pp 253–269 | Cite as

Inflation and output in the long and short run in Turkey

  • Ensar Yilmaz
Original Paper
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Abstract

This paper firstly discusses the impact of inflation on real output in different theoretical models and then investigates this impact empirically in an economy facing persistent high inflation. We find some evidence of Sidrauski’s (Am Econ Rev 57:534–544, 1967) superneutrality of money for Turkey in the long run. However, it seems that inflation affects real output negatively in the short run. These results are more compatible with a class of utility functions in which real money balances and consumption are perfect complements as Asako (Econometrica 51(5):1593–1596, 1983) elucidates.

Keywords

Inflation Growth Superneutrality 

JEL Classification

O42 E31 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of EconomicsYildiz Technical UniversityIstanbulTurkey

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