Estimating Potential Output in Chile : A Multivariate Filter for Mining and Non-Mining Sectors

Author/Editor:

Patrick Blagrave ; Marika Santoro

Publication Date:

October 14, 2016

Electronic Access:

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Summary:

Using a multivariate filter, we estimate potential growth rates in Chile’s mining and non-mining sectors. Estimates for the mining sector incorporate information on copper prices, whereas estimates for non-mining reflect information on inflation and unemployment rates. To better understand the drivers of potential growth, we decompose estimates into capital, labor (adjusted for human-capital and hours worked), and total-factor productivity using a production-function. Our estimates of potential output in Chile suggest that an important part of the recent growth slowdown has been structural, with potential-output growth slowing to 2½ percent in recent years, although it plausibly could be higher in the medium-term.

Series:

Working Paper No. 16/201

Subject:

English

Publication Date:

October 14, 2016

ISBN/ISSN:

9781475544923/1018-5941

Stock No:

WPIEA2016201

Price:

$18.00 (Academic Rate:$18.00)

Format:

Paper

Pages:

32

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