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Pricing-to-Market, the Interest-Rate Rule, and the Exchange Rate

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  • Maurice Obstfeld

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Even when the exchange-rate plays no expenditure-switching role, countries may wish to have flexible exchange rates in order to free the domestic interest rate as a stabilization tool. In a setting with nontraded goods, exchange-rate movements may also enhance international risk sharing.

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Paper provided by National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc in its series NBER Working Papers with number 12699.

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Date of creation: Nov 2006
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Publication status: published as Reinhart, Carmen, Carlos Vegh, and Andres Velasco (eds.) Money, Crises, and Transition: Essays in Honor of Guillermo A. Calvo. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2008.
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  1. Duarte, Margarida & Obstfeld, Maurice, 2008. "Monetary policy in the open economy revisited: The case for exchange-rate flexibility restored," Journal of International Money and Finance, Elsevier, vol. 27(6), pages 949-957, October.
  2. Aghion, Philippe & Bacchetta, Philippe & Rancière, Romain & Rogoff, Kenneth, 2006. "Exchange Rate Volatility and Productivity Growth: The Role of Financial Development," CEPR Discussion Papers 5629, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers.
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  4. Romain Ranciere & Philippe Bacchetta & Philippe Aghion & Kenneth Rogoff, 2005. "Productivity Growth and the Exchange Rate Regime: The Role of Financial Development," Working Papers 214, Barcelona Graduate School of Economics.
  5. Mathias Hoffmann & Oliver Holtemˆller, 2010. "Transmission of Nominal Exchange Rate Changes to Export Prices and Trade Flows and Implications for Exchange Rate Policy," Scandinavian Journal of Economics, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 112(1), pages 127-161, 03.
  6. Hyeongwoo Kim, 2008. "Country-specific shocks and optimal monetary policy," Economics Bulletin, AccessEcon, vol. 5(23), pages 1-9.
  7. Alex Luiz Ferreira, 2004. "Leaning Against the Parity," Studies in Economics 0413, Department of Economics, University of Kent.
  8. Carlos Cortinhas, 2007. "Exchange Rate Pass-Through in ASEAN: Implications for the Prospects of Monetary Integration in the Region," NIPE Working Papers 2/2007, NIPE - Universidade do Minho.

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