International Evidenceon Tradables and Nontradables Inflation

Author/Editor:

Holger C. Wolf ; Alberto Giovannini ; Jose De Gregorio

Publication Date:

March 1, 1994

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Summary:

Using 1970-85 sectoral data for the OECD we find that inflation in nontradable good exceeds inflation in tradables. We identify a demand shift towards nontradables and faster growth of total factor productivity in the tradable goods sector as the prime causes of the differential inflation. In addition, disinflation attempts and the exchange rate regime appear to have exerted significant influence on the relative inflation rate.

Series:

Working Paper No. 94/33

Subject:

Notes:

Study based on 1970-84 sectoral data for the OECD.

English

Publication Date:

March 1, 1994

ISBN/ISSN:

9781451979282/1018-5941

Stock No:

WPIEA0331994

Format:

Paper

Pages:

36

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