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The elasticity of Substitution in demand for Non tradable Goods in Latin America. Case Study: Argentina

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This objective of this paper is to estimate the elasticity of substitution in the demand for non-tradable goods relative to tradable goods in Argentina. This parameter plays a crucial role in the analysis of the macroeconomic equilibrium of a small open economy (Mendoza, Galindo and Izquierdo (2003)). Using two data sets we found estimates for this elasticity of, approximately, 0.40 and 0.48.

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Paper provided by Universidad Torcuato Di Tella in its series Department of Economics Working Papers with number 027.

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Length: 24 pages
Date of creation: Nov 2003
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Handle: RePEc:udt:wpecon:027

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  1. Ariel Burstein & Martin Eichenbaum & Sergio Rebelo, 2005. "Modeling Exchange-Rate Passthrough After Large Devaluations," NBER Working Papers 11638, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
  2. Javier Bianchi, 2011. "Overborrowing and Systemic Externalities in the Business Cycle," American Economic Review, American Economic Association, vol. 101(7), pages 3400-3426, December.
  3. Enrique G. Mendoza, 2006. "Real Exchange Rate Volatility and the Price of Nontradables in Sudden-Stop-Prone Economies," IMF Working Papers 06/88, International Monetary Fund.
  4. Bruchez, Pierre-Alain, 2007. "Small price change response to a large devaluation in a menu cost model," MPRA Paper 3541, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  5. Juan Pablo Medina & Ruy Lama, 2005. "Optimal Monetary Policy in a Small Open Economy under Segmented Asset Markets and Sticky Prices," 2005 Meeting Papers 774, Society for Economic Dynamics.
  6. Fernando Lorenzo & Rosa Osimani & Patricio Valenzuela, 2005. "Elasticidad de la sustitución en la demanda de bienes no transables en Uruguay," Research Department Publications 3172, Inter-American Development Bank, Research Department.
  7. Fernando Lorenzo & Rosa Osimani & Patricio Valenzuela, 2005. "The Elasticity of Substitution in Demand for Non-Tradable Goods in Uruguay," Research Department Publications 3171, Inter-American Development Bank, Research Department.
  8. Javier García-Cicco, 2010. "Estimating Models for Monetary Policy Analysis in Emerging Countries," Working Papers Central Bank of Chile 561, Central Bank of Chile.

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