Exchange Rates and Global Rebalancing
AbstractThis paper considers the general equilibrium relationship between exchange rates and global imbalances. It emphasizes that the exchange rate is not a primitive but an equilibrium price determined by the policy mix. It uses extensions of the two-country Obstfeld-Rogoff model to analyze the response of imbalances and real exchange rates to shocks. Finally, it analyzes the characteristics of episodes in which chronic current account surpluses (as opposed to deficits) come to an end.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Asian Development Bank Institute in its series ADBI Working Papers with number 278.
Length: 48 pages
Date of creation: 13 Apr 2011
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global imbalances; exchange rates; current account; economic rebalancing; global rebalancing;
Other versions of this item:
- Barry Eichengreen & Gisela Rua, 2011. "Exchange Rates and Global Rebalancing," Finance Working Papers 23258, East Asian Bureau of Economic Research.
- Barry Eichengreen & Gisela Rua, 2011. "Exchange Rates and Global Rebalancing," Macroeconomics Working Papers 23258, East Asian Bureau of Economic Research.
- F00 - International Economics - - General - - - General
- F30 - International Economics - - International Finance - - - General
- F40 - International Economics - - Macroeconomic Aspects of International Trade and Finance - - - General
This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:
- NEP-ALL-2011-04-23 (All new papers)
- NEP-CBA-2011-04-23 (Central Banking)
- NEP-DGE-2011-04-23 (Dynamic General Equilibrium)
- NEP-OPM-2011-04-23 (Open Economy Macroeconomic)
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