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Copper and the Chilean Economy, 1960-19+L159298

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  • Antonio Spilimbergo

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The paper concludes that world copper prices play an important role in short-term fluctuations and probably influence long-term growth of the Chilean economy. While many mechanisms may be at work, investment seems to play a major role. In a copper price boom, the higher copper price and associated capital inflows create upward pressure on the real exchange rate. The appreciation of the Chilean peso during the first part of the copper cycle contributes to lower inflation, which could partly explain why real wages grow more rapidly in this part of the cycle.

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Paper provided by International Monetary Fund in its series IMF Working Papers with number 99/57.

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Length: 33
Date of creation: 01 Apr 1999
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Handle: RePEc:imf:imfwpa:99/57

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