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La política monetaria y la Corte Constitucional: el caso del salario mínimo

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  • Marc Hofstetter

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    (Universidad de los Andes)

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In 1999 the Colombian Constitutional Court ruled that annual minimum wage increases should not be lower than the inflation of the previous year. This article explores the impact of this decision on the effectiveness of monetary policy, and shows that the obligation to adjust the salary to past inflation leads monetary policy to have more effect on real activity and generates more persistent inflation.

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Article provided by Universidad Externado de Colombia - Facultad de Economía in its journal Revista de Economía Institucional.

Volume (Year): 8 (2006)
Issue (Month): 14 (January-June)
Pages: 105-124

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Handle: RePEc:rei:ecoins:v:8:y:2006:i:14:p:105-124

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Keywords: monetary policy; Constitutional Court; minimum salary; inflation;

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Cited by:
  1. Andrés Álvarez & Marc Hofstetter, 2013. "Job Vacancies in Colombia: 1976-2012," Borradores de Economia 797, Banco de la Republica de Colombia.
  2. Isabelle Joumard & Juliana Londoño Vélez, 2013. "Income Inequality and Poverty in Colombia - Part 1. The Role of the Labour Market," OECD Economics Department Working Papers 1036, OECD Publishing.

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