Journal of Economics and Finance

, Volume 43, Issue 2, pp 398–408 | Cite as

Iranian inflation: peristence and structural breaks

  • Luis A. Gil-Alana
  • Yadollah DadgarEmail author
  • Rouhollah Nazari


This paper investigates the behavior of the inflation rate in Iran for the time period 1992–2017 using fractional integration. The results indicate an extremely large degree of persistence in the series, with an order of integration of about 2. The consequences of such a degree of dependence are examined in the paper along with some suggestions to reduce it in the future.


Inflation rate; Iranian economy Persistence Structural breaks 

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Prof. Luis A. Gil-Alana gratefully acknowledges financial support from the Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad (ECO2017–55236). Comments from the Editor and an anonymous reviewer is gratefully acknowledged.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Luis A. Gil-Alana
    • 1
  • Yadollah Dadgar
    • 2
    Email author
  • Rouhollah Nazari
    • 3
  1. 1.Faculty of Economics and ICSUniversity of NavarraPamplonaSpain
  2. 2.Economics DepartmentBeheshty UniversityTehranIran
  3. 3.Ferdowsi UniversityMashhadIran

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