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The Effect of Exchange Rate Changes on Trade in East Asia

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  • Thorbecke, Willem

    (Asian Development Bank Institute)

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This paper considers how exchange rates affect East Asian trade. The evidence indicates that exports produced within regional production networks depend on exchange rates throughout the region while labor-intensive exports depend on exchange rates in the exporting country. These results make sense since the majority of the value-added of processed exports come from imported parts and components while most of the value-added of labor-intensive exports comes from the domestic economy. Recent findings also indicate that imbalances between the People’s Republic of China (PRC) and the United States are a major outlier and that an appreciation of the PRC yuan (CNY) is necessary to reduce these imbalances.

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Paper provided by Asian Development Bank Institute in its series ADBI Working Papers with number 263.

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Length: 21 pages
Date of creation: 20 Jan 2011
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Handle: RePEc:ris:adbiwp:0263

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Keywords: global imbalances exchange rate elasticities prc; exchange rate changes east asia;

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  7. Yoko Oguro, 2007. "The Influence of Intra-Industry Trade on Export Sensitivity to Exchange Rates," Hi-Stat Discussion Paper Series d07-222, Institute of Economic Research, Hitotsubashi University.
  8. Wu, Po-Chin & Liu, Shiao-Yen & Pan, Sheng-Chieh, 2013. "Nonlinear bilateral trade balance-fundamentals nexus: A panel smooth transition regression approach," International Review of Economics & Finance, Elsevier, vol. 27(C), pages 318-329.
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