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Volume 52, Issue 11


Sectoral Productivity and Cross-Country Inflation Differentials: Much Ado About Nothing?

Flek, Vladislav; Markova, Lenka; Podpiera, Jiří

Year: 2002   Volume: 52   Issue: 11   Pages: 616-617

Abstract: We find that sectoral productivity developments have a statistically significant impact on relative prices in EU countries and also in the Czech Republic, but the magnitude of the impact is not as strong as the Balassa-Samuelson effect would suggest. The final impact of relative productivity changes on CPI-inflation is even weaker, and is negligible in the case of the Czech Republic.

JEL classification: E31, F31, O11

Keywords: dual inflation, Balassa-Samuelson effect, sectoral productivity, inflation differentials


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