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Title: Testing hyperinflation data against Makochekanwa's model Authors:  Laura Vaughan - Vanderbilt University (United States) [presenting]
Abstract: Hyperinflation has become an increasingly common problem in the last century. In 2007, Zimbabwe entered a period of extreme hyperinflation that led to the collapse of the Zimbabwean dollar. We evaluate Makochekanwa's model, which formed hypotheses surrounding Zimbabwean inflation from 1999-2006. Finding data on semi-recent situations in Zimbabwe to be sparse, we work to find appropriate estimators for missing pieces of data. We apply linear regression and the Toda-Yamamoto variant of Granger causality to check Makochekanwa's findings.