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International Price Linkage within a Region" The Case of East Asia

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  • Fukuda, Shin-ichi

    (Faculty of Economics, University of Tokyo.)

  • Kano, Takashi

    (Hitotsubashi University.)

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This paper investigates how "prices" in East Asian economies were correlated with those in Japan and with those in the United States. The analysis is particularly noteworthy because East Asian Economies are geographically close to Japan but their currencies have been more tied to the US dollar. In the paper, we analyze two different types of "prices": The overall price levels in terms of the same currency and the relative prices among different commodities. We demonstrate that the overall price levels in East Asian economies were closely related to those in the United States. However, we also show that the relative prices in East Asian economies, especially those in Taiwan and Korea, were closely correlated with those in Japan. The results are in marked contrast with the price correlation in other regions.

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Paper provided by CIRJE, Faculty of Economics, University of Tokyo in its series CIRJE F-Series with number 97-F-6.

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Length: 56 pages
Date of creation: Jan 1997
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Handle: RePEc:tky:fseres:97f06

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  1. Fukuda, Shin-ichi & Kano, Takashi, 1997. "International Price Linkage within a Region" The Case of East Asia," CIRJE F-Series 97-F-6, CIRJE, Faculty of Economics, University of Tokyo.
  2. Cheung, Yin-Wong & Chinn, Menzie & Fujii, Eiji, 2003. "China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan: A Quantitative Assessment of Real and Financial Integration," Santa Cruz Department of Economics, Working Paper Series qt01g0h0q2, Department of Economics, UC Santa Cruz.
  3. Menzie Chinn, 2006. "A Primer on Real Effective Exchange Rates: Determinants, Overvaluation, Trade Flows and Competitive Devaluation," Open Economies Review, Springer, vol. 17(1), pages 115-143, January.
  4. Selover, David D., 2004. "International co-movements and business cycle transmission between Korea and Japan," Journal of the Japanese and International Economies, Elsevier, vol. 18(1), pages 57-83, March.
  5. Ahmed M. Khalid & Gulasekaran Rajaguru, 2006. "Financial Market Integration in Pakistan: Evidence Using Post-1999 Data," The Pakistan Development Review, Pakistan Institute of Development Economics, vol. 45(4), pages 1041-1053.
  6. Menzie D. Chinn, 1998. "Before the Fall: Were East Asian Currencies Overvalued?," NBER Working Papers 6491, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.

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