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Why is Inflation so Low after Large Devaluations?
Ariel Tomas Burstein () and
Martin Eichenbaum ()
Sergio T Rebelo
IEHAS Discussion Papers from Institute of Economics, Hungarian Academy of Sciences
This paper studies the behavior of inflationnafter nine large post-1990 contractionary devaluations. A salient feature of the data is that inflation is low relative to the rate of devaluation. We argue that distribution costs and substitution away from imports to lower quality local goods can account quantitatively for the post-devaluation behavior of prices.
Keywords: inflation; devaluation; exchange rates (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: F31 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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