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The Dynamic Behavior of the Real Exchange Rate in Sticky Price Models: Comment

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  • Jens Iversen
  • Ulf S?derstr?m

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In an article published in the American Economic Review, J?n Steinsson (2008) argues that two sticky price models driven by real shocks can explain the observed persistence, volatility and hump-shaped impulse response function of the real exchange rate. This comment shows, first, that correcting an error in one of Steinsson's models leads to substantially lower persistence and volatility of the real exchange rate; second, that Steinsson's models cannot match real exchange rate volatility relative to output; and, third, that reasonable variations of the model calibration or specification all lead to lower real exchange rate persistence and volatility (or both).

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  • Jens Iversen & Ulf S?derstr?m, 2014. "The Dynamic Behavior of the Real Exchange Rate in Sticky Price Models: Comment," American Economic Review, American Economic Association, vol. 104(3), pages 1072-1089, March.
  • Handle: RePEc:aea:aecrev:v:104:y:2014:i:3:p:1072-89
    Note: DOI: 10.1257/aer.104.3.1072
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    1. Jón Steinsson, 2008. "The Dynamic Behavior of the Real Exchange Rate in Sticky Price Models," American Economic Review, American Economic Association, vol. 98(1), pages 519-533, March.
    2. Calvo, Guillermo A., 1983. "Staggered prices in a utility-maximizing framework," Journal of Monetary Economics, Elsevier, vol. 12(3), pages 383-398, September.
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    Cited by:

    1. Takashi Kano, 2016. "Trend inflation and exchange rate dynamics: A New Keynesian approach," CAMA Working Papers 2016-74, Centre for Applied Macroeconomic Analysis, Crawford School of Public Policy, The Australian National University.
    2. Nam, Deokwoo & Wang, Jian, 2015. "The effects of surprise and anticipated technology changes on international relative prices and trade," Journal of International Economics, Elsevier, vol. 97(1), pages 162-177.
    3. Giacomo Candian, 2016. "Information Frictions and Real Exchange Rate Dynamics," EcoMod2016 9106, EcoMod.

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    • E52 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Monetary Policy, Central Banking, and the Supply of Money and Credit - - - Monetary Policy
    • F41 - International Economics - - Macroeconomic Aspects of International Trade and Finance - - - Open Economy Macroeconomics
    • F44 - International Economics - - Macroeconomic Aspects of International Trade and Finance - - - International Business Cycles

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