The Volatility of the Tradeable and Nontradeable Sectors: Theory and Evidence
AbstractThis paper investigates the business cycle fluctuations of the tradeable and nontradeable sectors of the US economy. Then, it evaluates whether a "New Open Economy" model having prices sticky in the producer's currency can reproduce the observed fluctuations qualitatively. The answer is positive: both in the model and in the data the standard deviations of tradeable inflation, output and employment are significantly higher than the standard deviations of the corresponding nontradeable sector variables. A key role in generating this result is played by the greater responsiveness of tradeable sector variables to monetary shocks.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 14852.
Date of creation: Feb 2009
Date of revision: Feb 2009
New Open Economy Macroeconomics; Tradeable and Nontradeable Sectors; Business Cycles.;
Other versions of this item:
- Laura Povoledo, 2009. " The Volatility of the Tradeable and Nontradeable Sectors: Theory and Evidence," CDMA Conference Paper Series 0901, Centre for Dynamic Macroeconomic Analysis.
- Laura Povoledo, 2009. "The Volatility of the Tradeable and Nontradeable Sectors: Theory and Evidence," Working Papers 0906, Department of Accounting, Economics and Finance, Bristol Business School, University of the West of England, Bristol.
- F41 - International Economics - - Macroeconomic Aspects of International Trade and Finance - - - Open Economy Macroeconomics
- E32 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Prices, Business Fluctuations, and Cycles - - - Business Fluctuations; Cycles
This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:
- NEP-ALL-2009-06-17 (All new papers)
- NEP-CBA-2009-06-17 (Central Banking)
- NEP-MAC-2009-06-17 (Macroeconomics)
- NEP-OPM-2009-06-17 (Open Economy Macroeconomic)
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