The Current Account and the Real Exchange Rate: A Structural VAR Analysis of Major Currencies
AbstractA sticky-price model is used to motivate a structural VAR analysis of the current account and the real exchange rate for seven major industrialized countries (the US, Canada, the UK, Japan, Germany, France, and Italy). The analysis is distinguished from previous work in that it adopts minimal assumptions for identification. The empirical results are consistent with the theoretical model, as well as the sticky price intertemporal model of Obstfeld and Rogoff (1995).
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by California Irvine - School of Social Sciences in its series Papers with number 97-98-17.
Length: 20 pages
Date of creation: 1998
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EXCHANGE RATE ; PRODUCTIVITY ; TRADE;
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- Jaewoo Lee & Menzie D. Chinn, 1998. "The Current Account and the Real Exchange Rate: A Structural VAR Analysis of Major Currencies," NBER Working Papers 6495, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
- F31 - International Economics - - International Finance - - - Foreign Exchange
- F41 - International Economics - - Macroeconomic Aspects of International Trade and Finance - - - Open Economy Macroeconomics
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