Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/17986
Authors: 
García Solanes, José
Torrejón-Flores, Fernando
Year of Publication: 
2008
Series/Report no.: 
Economics Discussion Papers / Institut für Weltwirtschaft 2008-14
Abstract: 
This paper studies the Balassa-Samuelson hypothesis in two areas with strong differences in economic development, sixteen OECD countries and sixteen Latin American economies. Applying panel cointegration and bootstrapping techniques that solve for cross-sectional dependence problems in the data, we find that the second stage of the hypothesis, which relates relative sector prices with the real exchange rate, only holds in the Latin American area. The failure of the latter in the OECD countries as a whole is reflected in departures from PPP in the tradable sectors, and is probably due to segmentation between national tradable markets.
Subjects: 
Balassa-Samuelson effect
bootstrapping techniques
cross-sectional dependence
economic development
exchange rate systems
JEL: 
C15
F31
E31
Creative Commons License: 
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/2.0/de/deed.en
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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