A study on inflation credibility among students at the University of Pretoria

Jannie Rossouw, Vishnu Padayachee


Following on five pilot studies on inflation credibility in South Africa aimed at the construction of inflation credibility barometers and a literature review of the international measurement of inflation perceptions, this paper reports the findings of a study on inflation credibility among 493 students at the University of Pretoria.  Credibility barometers are reported for different genders, for Asians, blacks, coloureds and whites, and for students in different faculties.  The main conclusions are that the inflation perceptions by the different genders in this study do not correspond with international experience in this regard; international use of inflation barometers will ensure comparability of inflation credibility; and that inflation-targeting countries should sample inflation credibility and calculate an inflation credibility barometer.

Full Text:


DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4102/sajems.v10i1.543

Submitted: 21 February 2013
Published: 21 February 2013

African Online Scientific Information Systems (Pty) Ltd t/a AOSIS
Reg No: 2002/002017/07
RSA Tel: 086 1000 381
International Tel: +27 21 975 2602
15 Oxford Street, Durbanville, Cape Town, 7550, South Africa
publishing(AT)aosis.co.za replace (AT) with @

All articles published in this journal are licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) license, unless otherwise stated.
Website design & content: ©2017  AOSIS (Pty) Ltd. All rights reserved. No unauthorised duplication allowed.
By continuing to use this website, you agree to our Privacy Policy.

Subscribe to our newsletter

Get specific, domain-collection newsletters detailing the latest CPD courses, scholarly research and call-for-papers in your field.


South African Journal of Economic and Management Sciences    |    ISSN: 1015-8812 (PRINT)    |    ISSN: 2222-3436 (ONLINE)