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Explaining inflation and output volatility in Chile : an empirical analysis of forty years

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  • Tena Horrillo, Juan de Dios
  • Salazar, César

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We present a data oriented analysis of the effect of different kind of economic shocks on Chilean output growth and inflation over the last 40 years. Two important results are: (1) foreign shocks only explain 17% of the variability of the output growth in the period 1984-2006 whereas it used to account for the 47,2% of output variability in 1966-1983; (2) The participation of foreign shocks to explain the Chilean inflation reaction becomes more importan in the last twienty years because of the price liberalization and Chile's openness to international trade. Results highlight specific features of the Chilean economy not present in other countries.

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  • Tena Horrillo, Juan de Dios & Salazar, César, 2007. "Explaining inflation and output volatility in Chile : an empirical analysis of forty years," DES - Working Papers. Statistics and Econometrics. WS ws071505, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid. Departamento de Estadística.
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    1. Michael Kumhof & Douglas Laxton, 2010. "Chile’s Structural Fiscal Surplus Rule: a Model-Based Evaluation," Journal Economía Chilena (The Chilean Economy), Central Bank of Chile, vol. 13(3), pages 5-32, December.
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    3. repec:udc:esteco:v:44:y:2017:i:2:p:223-250 is not listed on IDEAS

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    Trade openness;

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    • E3 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Prices, Business Fluctuations, and Cycles
    • C3 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Multiple or Simultaneous Equation Models; Multiple Variables

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