Cécile Couharde, Anne-Laure Delatte, Carl Grekou, Valérie Mignon & Florian Morvillier , 2019.
" Measuring the Balassa-Samuelson Effect: A guidance Note on the RPROD Database,"
CEPII Working Paper 2019- 11 , October 2019 , CEPII.
This guidance note outlines the construction and contents of RPROD. This new database developed by CEPII complements the EQCHANGE database, by providing additional measures of the Balassa-Samuelson effect. RPROD delivers the following indicators computed for each country included in the database, and relative to its main trading partners: (i) GDP per capita, (ii) labor productivity, (iii) consumer-price-to-producer-price ratio, (iv) three-sectors' value-added deflator, and (v) six-sectors' value-added deflator. These different measures are publicly available (http://www.cepii.fr/CEPII/fr/bdd_modele/presentation.asp?id=34), with the aim to contribute to the investigation of the Balassa-Samuelson hypothesis, and to the comparison of estimated equilibrium real exchange rates and currency misalignments across alternative proxies of this effect.
Balassa-Samuelson ; Relative Productivity ; Tradables ; Non-tradables