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Devaluation (levels versus rates) and balance of payments in a cash-in-advance economy

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  • Petrucci, Alberto

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This paper investigates the consequences of the currency devalution, both in levels and rates, on the balance of payments in a cash-in-advance economy with finite horizons, endogenous capital accumulation and international capital immobility. In this context, a once and for all currency devaluation induces a balance of payments surplus, whereas a sustained increase in the rate of devaluation produces, in principle, an ambiguous effect on the balance of payments. If however non-restrictive assumptions on some structural parameters are made, an increase in the devaluation rate leads to a balance of payments surplus, the exact opposite of Calvo's result (1981).

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Paper provided by University of Molise, Dept. EGSeI in its series Economics & Statistics Discussion Papers with number esdp03001.

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Length: 21 pages
Date of creation: 14 Apr 2003
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Handle: RePEc:mol:ecsdps:esdp03001

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Keywords: Devaluation; Balance of payments; Cash-in-advance constraint; Overlapping generations.;

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