Analysis of the relationship between public debt and inflation rates in the Brazilian economy from the decade of 1980

Camila Albornoz Brufao, Reisoli Bender Filho


The study aimed to analyze the trajectory of public debt and inflation rates in the Brazilian economy from the 1980s, as well as verify the existence of a causal relationship between variables. To verify the existence of the relationship Tests of Granger causality were conducted. For this, were considered different periods. At first, it was analyzed the entire period (1981-2009), the second, the period before the Real plan (1981-1994) and third, the period after the peal Plan (1995-2009). The results obtained differ from period to period. For the period as a whole, the relationship found indicates that inflation presented to the precedence relation budget deficit. For the period before the Real plan, there was no causal relationship between variables, while for the period after the plan, the causal relationship was found in the sense that the budget deficit to inflation.


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Revista de Administração da UFSM. Brazilian Journal of Management

Universidade Federal de Santa Maria, Santa Maria, Rio Grande do Sul, Brasil, eISSN 1983-4659