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This paper examines the validity of the assumption of normality for the rate of inflation in Mexico over the period 2000-2007, using the Kolmogorov-Smirnov and Anderson-Darling goodness of fit tests. It is found that the normality assumption is appropriate to characterize the behavior of Mexico’s rate of inflation. In addition, it is estimated that the inflation rate will lie between 4.1 and 5.6 per cent each year.
Palavras-chave : normal distribution; goodness of fit test; inflation rate.