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Intra-national Purchasing Power Parity and Balassa--Samuelson Effects in Italy

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  • Andrea Vaona

Considering a sample of 71 Italian metropolitan areas, this paper goes beyond the assumption that a unique core inflationary process exists in a macroeconomy. It shows that local long-run inflation rates can display remarkable variability. On the one hand they are negatively correlated with productivity growth; on the other, the less competitive the local retail sector, the higher is long-run inflation. Parité de pouvoir d'achat intranational et effets Balassa--Samuelson en Italie R ésumé La présente communication, qui examine un échantillon de 71 zones métropolitaines en Italie, va au-delà de l'hypothèse de l'existence, dans une macroéconomie, d'un processus unique d'inflation de base. Elle démontre que les taux d'inflation locaux de longue durée font preuve parfois d'une variabilité remarquable: d'un côté, ils sont en corrélation négative avec l'expansion de la productivité, de l'autre moins le secteur local du commerce au détail est compétitif, plus l'inflation à long terme est élevée. Paridad de poder adquisitivo intranacional y efectos Balassa--Samuelson en Italia E xtracto Este trabajo, que considera una muestra de 71 áreas metropolitanas italianas, va más allá de suponer que dentro de una macroeconomía existe un único proceso inflacionario básico. Muestra que los índices locales de inflación a largo plazo pueden exhibir una variabilidad significativa. Por una parte, se correlacionan negativamente con el crecimiento de la productividad; por otra parte, cuanto menos competitivo es el sector minorista local, más alta es la inflación a largo plazo.

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Article provided by Taylor & Francis Journals in its journal Spatial Economic Analysis.

Volume (Year): 6 (2011)
Issue (Month): 3 (April)
Pages: 291-309

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Handle: RePEc:taf:specan:v:6:y:2011:i:3:p:291-309
DOI: 10.1080/17421772.2011.586720
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  1. Takashi Senda & Julie K Smith, 2008. "Inflation History And The Sacrifice Ratio: Episode-Specific Evidence," Contemporary Economic Policy, Western Economic Association International, vol. 26(3), pages 409-419, 07.
  2. Miles, Daniel & Mora, Juan, 2003. "On the performance of nonparametric specification tests in regression models," Computational Statistics & Data Analysis, Elsevier, vol. 42(3), pages 477-490, March.
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