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Euro-Area Inflation: does the Balassa–Samuelson effect matter?


  • Kirsten Lommatzsch


  • Silke Tober



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  • Kirsten Lommatzsch & Silke Tober, 2006. "Euro-Area Inflation: does the Balassa–Samuelson effect matter?," International Economics and Economic Policy, Springer, vol. 3(2), pages 105-136, November.
  • Handle: RePEc:kap:iecepo:v:3:y:2006:i:2:p:105-136 DOI: 10.1007/s10368-006-0051-7

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    1. Heather Gibson & Jim Malley, 2008. "The Contribution of Sectoral Productivity Differentials to Inflation in Greece," Open Economies Review, Springer, vol. 19(5), pages 629-650, November.
    2. Projektgruppe Gemeinschaftsdiagnose, 2010. "Gemeinschaftsdiagnose Frühjahr 2010: Erholung setzt sich fort - Risiken bleiben groß," ifo Schnelldienst, ifo Institute - Leibniz Institute for Economic Research at the University of Munich, vol. 63(08), pages 03-78, April.
    3. Hubert Gabrisch, 2011. "A Macroeconomist’s View on EU Governance Reform: Why and How to Establish Policy Coordination?," Economic Annals, Faculty of Economics, University of Belgrade, vol. 56(191), pages 69-88, October-D.
    4. Silke Tober, 2014. "Debt Redemption Fund: Conditio Sine Qua Non? Government Bonds in the Euro Area Crisis," IMK Working Paper 131-2014, IMK at the Hans Boeckler Foundation, Macroeconomic Policy Institute.
    5. Sebastian Dullien & Ulrich Fritsche, 2007. "Anhaltende Divergenz bei Inflations- und Lohnentwicklung in der Eurozone: Gefahr für die Währungsunion?," Vierteljahrshefte zur Wirtschaftsforschung / Quarterly Journal of Economic Research, DIW Berlin, German Institute for Economic Research, vol. 76(4), pages 56-76.
    6. Gustav A. Horn & Alexander Herzog-Stein & Silke Tober & Achim Truger, 2012. "Den Bann durchbrechen - Wirtschaftspolitische Herausforderungen 2012," IMK Report 70-2012, IMK at the Hans Boeckler Foundation, Macroeconomic Policy Institute.


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