End of the Supercycle and Growth of Commodity Producers : The Case of Chile

Author/Editor:

Luc Eyraud

Publication Date:

November 23, 2015

Electronic Access:

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Summary:

This paper estimates the effect of copper prices on Chile’s growth at various time horizons. We find that a price decline is likely to have a durable (although not permanent) effect on GDP growth: while the impact is the strongest in the first 3 years after the shock, the transition towards the new lower steady-state GDP level generally takes 5–10 years. From a production function perspective, the GDP growth slowdown is mainly driven by lower capital accumulation.

Series:

Working Paper No. 15/242

Subject:

English

Publication Date:

November 23, 2015

ISBN/ISSN:

9781513531557/1018-5941

Stock No:

WPIEA2015242

Price:

$18.00 (Academic Rate:$18.00)

Format:

Paper

Pages:

27

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