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Productivity Growth and Disinflation in Chile

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  • Jose De Gregorio

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This paper analyzes the role productivity growth had on disinflation in Chile during the 1990s. It argues that productivity growth was key in avoiding the output costs of stabilization in a highly indexed economy. Disinflation from the early 1990s through 1998 was costless. Among the many external and domestic factors that contributed to good macroeconomic performance, which combined simultaneously very high rates of growth and declining inflation, productivity stands high. The paper’s simulation results illustrate the latter point.

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  • Jose De Gregorio, 2003. "Productivity Growth and Disinflation in Chile," Working Papers Central Bank of Chile 246, Central Bank of Chile.
  • Handle: RePEc:chb:bcchwp:246
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    1. de Gregorio, Jose, 1995. "Policy Accommodation and Gradual Stabilizations," Journal of Money, Credit and Banking, Blackwell Publishing, vol. 27(3), pages 727-741, August.
    2. Fernando Lefort & Klaus Schmidt-Hebbel, 2002. "Indexation, Inflation and Monetary Policy: An Overview," Central Banking, Analysis, and Economic Policies Book Series,in: Fernando Lefort & Klaus Schmidt-Hebbel & Norman Loayza (Series Editor) & Klaus Schmidt-Hebbel (Serie (ed.), Indexation, Inflation and MOnetary Policy, edition 1, volume 2, chapter 1, pages 001-018 Central Bank of Chile.
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    1. Jose De Gregorio, 2004. "Economic Growth in Chile: Evidence, Sources and Prospects," Working Papers Central Bank of Chile 298, Central Bank of Chile.
    2. Rageh, Rania, 2010. "Interest rate rule for the conduct of monetary policy: analysis for Egypt (1997:2007)," MPRA Paper 26639, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    3. Cristina Betancour & José De Gregorio & Juan Pablo Medina, 2008. "The "great moderation" and the monetary transmission mechanism in Chile," BIS Papers chapters,in: Bank for International Settlements (ed.), Transmission mechanisms for monetary policy in emerging market economies, volume 35, pages 159-178 Bank for International Settlements.

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    • E31 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Prices, Business Fluctuations, and Cycles - - - Price Level; Inflation; Deflation
    • E52 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Monetary Policy, Central Banking, and the Supply of Money and Credit - - - Monetary Policy

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