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Economic Transformation and Real Exchange Rates in the 2000s: The Balassa-Samuelson Connection

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  • Laszlo Halpern

    (Hungarian Academy of Sciences)

  • Charles Wyplosz

    (Graduate Institute of International Studies of Geneva)

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This paper discusses the relevance of the Balassa-Samuelson effect for the transition economies since 1990. Their experience is consistent with this hypothesis and the further implications of this are discussed especially in regard to EMU targets for exchange rate stability and inflation.

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  • Laszlo Halpern & Charles Wyplosz, 2001. "Economic Transformation and Real Exchange Rates in the 2000s: The Balassa-Samuelson Connection," ECE Discussion Papers Series 2001_1, UNECE.
  • Handle: RePEc:ece:dispap:2001_1
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    Keywords

    EU enlargement; EU new member states; euro; transition economies; Balassa-Samuelson;

    JEL classification:

    • F15 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Economic Integration
    • P27 - Economic Systems - - Socialist Systems and Transition Economies - - - Performance and Prospects
    • O52 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economywide Country Studies - - - Europe

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