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Basic Exchange Rate Theories

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  • Charles Van Marrewijk

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    (Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands.)

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This four-chapter overview of basic exchange rate theories discusses (i) the elasticity and absorption approach, (ii) the (long-run) implications of the monetary approach, (iii) the short-run effects of monetary and fiscal policy under various economic conditions, and (iv) the transition from short-run to long-run in a sticky-price model with rational expectations. We provide ample anecdotal, historical, and heuristic information on the goodness-of-fit of the various exchange rate models based on simple graphs, statistics, and tests. Details are provided in technical notes.

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Paper provided by University of Adelaide, Centre for International Economic Studies in its series Centre for International Economic Studies Working Papers with number 2005-01.

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Length: 98 pages
Date of creation: Feb 2005
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Handle: RePEc:adl:cieswp:2005-01

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