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Balassa-Samuelson Effect in Transition Economies: The Case of Slovenia

Bostjan Jazbec

No 507, William Davidson Institute Working Papers Series from William Davidson Institute at the University of Michigan

Abstract: Paper presents a first-hand examination of the Balassa-Samuelson effect in Slovenia. Different measures of real exchange rate are presented in order to provide arguments for the Balassa-Samuelson effect estimation using external real exchange rate measure. It is argued that on average one percent increase in productivity differential between labor productivities in industry and services appreciated external real exchange rate by almost 1.5 percent in the period from 1993:1 to 2001:2. At the same time, one percent increase in productivity differential caused about 1.7 percent increase in CPI. The results are in line with other studies on real exchange rate behavior in transition economies.

Keywords: transition economies; real exchange rate; Balassa-Samuelson effect (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: F31 F41 P22 P24 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 27 pages
Date: 2002-10-01
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