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Policy and Current Account Determination under Floating Exchange Rates

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  • Hans Genberg

    (International Monetary Fund)

  • Alexander K. Swoboda

    (International Monetary Fund)

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The determinants of current account imbalances under floating exchange rates are analyzed. The analysis provides a framework within which the sources of, and the remedies for, the current account imbalances between the United States, Japan, and the Federal Republic of Germany can be discussed. The effects of various government policies are emphasized, in particular the differences between expenditure-changing and expenditure-switching policies. Short-run and long-run considerations are investigated, as well as the role played by expectations and price-level dynamics.

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Article provided by Palgrave Macmillan in its journal Staff Papers - International Monetary Fund.

Volume (Year): 36 (1989)
Issue (Month): 1 (March)
Pages: 1-30

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  1. Francisco Nadal De Simone, 1997. "Current account and exchange rate behaviour under inflation targeting in a small open economy," Reserve Bank of New Zealand Discussion Paper Series G97/4, Reserve Bank of New Zealand.
  2. Dominique Bureau & Jean Bensaïd, 1990. "Autonomie des politiques monétaires, coordination des politiques budgétaires et contrainte extérieure," Économie et Prévision, Programme National Persée, Programme National Persée, vol. 94(3), pages 155-165.

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