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The Harrod-Balassa-Samuelson Effect: A Survey of Empirical Evidence

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  • Josip Tica

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    (Faculty of Economics and Business, University of Zagreb)

  • Ivo Družić

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    (Faculty of Economics and Business, University of Zagreb)

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The paper surveys empirical evidence on the Harrod-Balassa-Samuelson effect. The survey encompasses the published empirical work on the phenomenon since its (re)discovery in 1964. In total, 58 empirical papers are examined within a specialized analytical framework. The body of empirical evidence is synthesized through four major elements. The analysis starts with the ongoing controversy related to the name of the theory. This is followed by a presentation of the evolution of the theoretical and econometric model. It ends with an analysis of the results of the surveyed empirical studies. Results of the survey indicate that growing body of evidence definitely points towards professional rethinking about the significance of the Harrod-Balassa-Samuelson effect.

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Paper provided by Faculty of Economics and Business, University of Zagreb in its series EFZG Working Papers Series with number 0607.

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Length: 37
Date of creation: 13 Sep 2006
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Handle: RePEc:zag:wpaper:0607

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Keywords: Harrod Balassa Samuelson effect; real exchange rate; purchasing power parity; productivity;

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  10. Rafael Puyana Martínez-Villalba, 2011. "El efecto Balassa-Samuelson en Colombia," DOCUMENTOS CEDE 007959, UNIVERSIDAD DE LOS ANDES-CEDE.
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