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Causes and Consequences of Indexation: A Review of the Literature

In: Indexation, Inflation and Monetary Policy

  • Oscar Landerretche

    (Universidad de Chile)

  • Fernando Lefort

    (Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile)

  • Rodrigo O. Valdés

    (International Monetary Fund)

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This chapter was published in: Fernando Lefort & Klaus Schmidt-Hebbel & Norman Loayza (Series Editor) & Klaus Schmidt-Hebbel (Series Editor) (ed.) Indexation, Inflation and Monetary Policy, , chapter 2, pages 019-064, 2002.
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