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Modeling a Small Open Economy: The Case of Chile

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  • Vittorio Corbo
  • José Tessada

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In this paper we present a small macroeconomic model of the Chilean economy. The model comprises four equations that capture the evolution of the main macroeconomic variables, output, inflation, policy interest rate, and the real exchange rate. Analytically, the model is expressed in a way such that only captures convergence paths toward steady state values which are not modeled in this paper, so it is not usable to analyze any shock that might affect the long-run trajectory of any variable of interest in economic policy analysis. We use the model to simulate the dynamic response of the Chilean economy to some external and internal shocks that are of interest for monetary policy purposes.

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  • Vittorio Corbo & José Tessada, 2003. "Modeling a Small Open Economy: The Case of Chile," Working Papers Central Bank of Chile 243, Central Bank of Chile.
  • Handle: RePEc:chb:bcchwp:243
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