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How Important is the Currency Denomination of Exports in Open-Economy Models?

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  • Michael Dotsey
  • Margarida Duarte

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We show that standard alternative assumptions about the currency in which firms price export goods are virtually inconsequential for the properties of aggregate variables, other than the terms of trade, in a quantitative open-economy model. This result is in contrast to a large literature that emphasizes the importance of the currency denomination of exports for the properties of open-economy models.

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Paper provided by University of Toronto, Department of Economics in its series Working Papers with number tecipa-383.

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Length: 29 pages
Date of creation: 20 Nov 2009
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Keywords: local currency pricing; producer currency pricing; international relative prices; exchange rates; nontraded goods; distribution services;

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  1. Margarida Duarte & Michael Dotsey, 2011. "How Important is the Currency Denomination of Exports in Open Economy Models?," 2011 Meeting Papers 380, Society for Economic Dynamics.

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