CEPAL Review

Cepal Review is the leading journal for the study of economic and social development issues in Latin America and the Caribbean. Edited by the Economic Commission for Latin America, each issue focuses on economic trends, industrialization, income distribution, technological development and monetary systems, as well as the implementation of economic reform and transfer of technology. Written in English and Spanish (Revista de la Cepal), each tri-annual issue offers approximately 12 studies and essays undertaken by authoritative experts or gathered from conference proceedings.

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Purchasing power parities for Latin America and the Caribbean, 2005-2013: Methods and results

This work sets out some methodological aspects and gross domestic product (gdp) series for Latin America and the Caribbean for the period 2005-2013, expressed in purchasing power parities (ppp), and points out a number of limitations applying to this sort of exercise. Comparisons are made with series (at current and constant prices) denominated in dollars at market exchange rates, and also with the results of the 2005 round of the International Comparison Programme. A number of hypotheses are advanced to interpret the behaviour of the main economic variables calculated in the study.

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