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Financial Integration, Liquidity and Exchange Rates

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  • Vittorio Grilli

    (Yale University)

  • Nouriel Roubini

    (NBER)

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We present a two-country extension of Lucas' (1988) work on how cash-in-advance constraints in asset markets affect the pricing of financial assets. In the model, there is some degree of separation between the goods markets and the assets markets, and money is used for transactions in both markets. The main results of the paper are the following. First, the equilibrium level of the exchange rate depends on the share of money used for asset transactions; a greater share corresponds to a more appreciated currency. Second, under uncertainty the liquidity effects deriving from stochastic shocks to bond creation lead to an "excess" volatility of nominal exchange rates, even when the "fundamental" value of the exchange rate is constant. Third, capital controls in the form of taxes on foreign asset acquisitions tend to appreciate the exchange rate. Fourth, the maturity structure of the public debt affects the equilibrium exchange rate. In particular, a move towards a longer maturity structure will tend to depreciate the exchange rate.

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Paper provided by Cowles Foundation for Research in Economics, Yale University in its series Cowles Foundation Discussion Papers with number 939.

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Length: 34 pages
Date of creation: Mar 1990
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Handle: RePEc:cwl:cwldpp:939

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Keywords: Asset prices; exchange rates; financial integration; asset markets; capital controls;

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  1. Lars E.O. Svensson, 1989. "Trade in Risky Assets," NBER Working Papers 2403, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
  2. Lucas, Robert Jr., 1990. "Liquidity and interest rates," Journal of Economic Theory, Elsevier, vol. 50(2), pages 237-264, April.
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  1. Alpo Willman, 1991. "Why there is a lower bound on the central bank's foreign reserves," Finnish Economic Papers, Finnish Economic Association, vol. 4(2), pages 113-129, Autumn.
  2. Ignazio Angeloni & Alessandro Prati, 1996. "The identification of liquidity effects in the EMS: Italy 1991–1992," Open Economies Review, Springer, vol. 7(3), pages 275-293, July.

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