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Productivity, Preferences and UIP deviations in an Open Economy Business Cycle Model

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  • Bhattacharjee, Arnab
  • Sun, Qi
  • Chadha, Jagjit S.

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We show that a flex-price two-sector open economy DSGE model can explain the poor degree of international risk sharing and exchange rate disconnect. We use a suite of model evaluation measures and examine the role of (i) traded and non-traded sectors; (ii) financial market incompleteness; (iii) preference shocks; (iv) deviations from UIP condition for the exchange rates; and (v) creditor status in net foreign assets. We find that there is a good case for both traded and non-traded productivity shocks as well as UIP deviations in explaining the puzzles.

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Paper provided by Scottish Institute for Research in Economics (SIRE) in its series SIRE Discussion Papers with number 2008-53.

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Keywords: Current account dynamics; real exchange rates; incomplete markets; financial frictions;

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  1. Bhattacharjee, Arnab & Sun, Qi & Chadha, Jagjit S., 2008. "Productivity, Preferences and UIP deviations in an Open Economy Business Cycle Model," SIRE Discussion Papers 2008-53, Scottish Institute for Research in Economics (SIRE).
  2. Matthew Canzoneri & Robert Cumby & Behzad Diba, 2013. "Addressing International Empirical Puzzles: the Liquidity of Bonds," Open Economies Review, Springer, vol. 24(2), pages 197-215, April.

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