Alternative view of falling inflation in Romania

Starting with August this year NBR is forecasting lower and lower inflation. The latest forecast puts inflation at 1.9% in 1Q2012, at 2.3% in 2Q2012 and at 2.8% in 2013. During this period inflation reaches 3.8% in 3Q2012 and then stabilizes around 3%. Everyone in Romania should celebrate these numbers. Before we bring out the champagne I have two question.
What happened to the Ballasa-Samuelson effect?
Could the 50% cut in potential GDP explain these inflation numbers? Continue reading “Alternative view of falling inflation in Romania”