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Evidences of the Intensity of the Balassa-Samuelson Phenomenon in the Romanian Economy

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  • Altar, Moisa
  • Albu, Lucian Liviu

    (Institute of Economic Forecasting)

  • Dumitru, Ionut
  • Necula, Ciprian

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The paper presents some results revealing the existence of the Balassa-Samuelson effect in Romania as well as some estimates of its impact on inflation, appreciation of the real exchange rate and rising competitiveness of the Romanian economy. * Study within the CEEX Programme – Project No. 220/2006 “Economic Convergence and Role of Knowledge in Relation to the EU Integration”; Instiutul European din Romania – PAIS III; Studiul nr. 2/2005.

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Paper provided by National Institute of Economic Research in its series Working Papers of National Institute of Economic Research with number 090106.

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Length: 9 pages
Date of creation: Jan 2009
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Handle: RePEc:ror:wpince:090106

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Keywords: Balassa-Samuelson effect; exchange rate; inflation; competitiveness;

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  1. Christoph Fischer, 2004. "Real currency appreciation in accession countries: Balassa-Samuelson and investment demand," Review of World Economics (Weltwirtschaftliches Archiv), Springer, vol. 140(2), pages 179-210, June.
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  7. Balázs Egert, 2002. "Investigating the Balassa-Samuelson hypothesis in the transition: Do we understand what we see? A panel study," The Economics of Transition, The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, vol. 10(2), pages 273-309, July.
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