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Inflation and Trade Openness Revised: an Analysis Using Panel Data

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  • Adolfo Sachsida
  • Mário Jorge Cardoso de Mendonça

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In this article we estimate the relationship between inflation and trade openness [e.g.,Romer (1993)] using modern panel data techniques. The advantage here is that weare able to explicit test the hypothesis proposed by Terra (1998) that the negativerelationship between openness and inflation is due to severely indebted countries inthe debt crisis period. The econometric results give support to Romer (1993)showing that the negative relationship between inflation and openness are neitherrestrict to a subset of countries or a time period.

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  • Adolfo Sachsida & Mário Jorge Cardoso de Mendonça, 2006. "Inflation and Trade Openness Revised: an Analysis Using Panel Data," Discussion Papers 1148, Instituto de Pesquisa Econômica Aplicada - IPEA.
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