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International Evidenceon Tradables and Nontradables Inflation

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  • Holger C. Wolf
  • Alberto Giovannini
  • Jose De Gregorio

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Using 1970-85 sectoral data for the OECD we find that inflation in nontradable good exceeds inflation in tradables. We identify a demand shift towards nontradables and faster growth of total factor productivity in the tradable goods sector as the prime causes of the differential inflation. In addition, disinflation attempts and the exchange rate regime appear to have exerted significant influence on the relative inflation rate.

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  • Holger C. Wolf & Alberto Giovannini & Jose De Gregorio, 1994. "International Evidenceon Tradables and Nontradables Inflation," IMF Working Papers 94/33, International Monetary Fund.
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    Keywords

    Consumption; Demand; Inflation; relative price; nontradable goods; tradable goods; inflation rates;

    JEL classification:

    • F40 - International Economics - - Macroeconomic Aspects of International Trade and Finance - - - General
    • F31 - International Economics - - International Finance - - - Foreign Exchange

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