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Real Exchange Rate and Productivity in an OLG Model

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  • Thi Hong Thinh Doan
  • Karine Gente
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    This article develops an overlapping generations model to show how demography and savings affect the relationship between real exchange rate (RER) and productivity. In high-saving (low-saving) countries and/or low-population-growth-rate countries, a rise in productivity leads to a real depreciation (appreciation) whereas the RER may appreciate or depreciate in highproduction-growth-rate. Using panel data, we conclude that a rise in productivity generally causes a real exchange rate appreciation in debtor countries, a depreciation in creditor countries, an appreciation in countries whose population growth rate is low.

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    Article provided by GENES in its journal Annals Of Economics and Statistics.

    Volume (Year): (2013)
    Issue (Month): 109-110 ()
    Pages: 259-281

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    Handle: RePEc:adr:anecst:y:2013:i:109-110:p:259-281
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