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Return to devalued drachma, cost-push inflation and international competitiveness


  • Mariolis, Theodore
  • Katsinos, Apostolis


This paper presents empirical estimates of the effects of a return to devalued drachma on the cost-inflation rate in the Greek economy. The results show moderate effects and the potential for substantial improvements in the balance of goods and services.

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  • Mariolis, Theodore & Katsinos, Apostolis, 2011. "Return to devalued drachma, cost-push inflation and international competitiveness," MPRA Paper 35413, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  • Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:35413

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    Cost-Push Inflation; Drachma Devaluation; Dynamic Input-Output Price Models; Greek Economy; International Competitiveness;

    JEL classification:

    • D57 - Microeconomics - - General Equilibrium and Disequilibrium - - - Input-Output Tables and Analysis
    • E31 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Prices, Business Fluctuations, and Cycles - - - Price Level; Inflation; Deflation
    • E11 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - General Aggregative Models - - - Marxian; Sraffian; Kaleckian
    • C67 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Mathematical Methods; Programming Models; Mathematical and Simulation Modeling - - - Input-Output Models

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