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Euro-dollar real exchange rate dynamics in an estimated two-country model: An assessment

  • Rabanal, Pau
  • Tuesta, Vicente

Several theoretical contributions using two-country models have combined alternative forms of pricing under nominal rigidities with different asset market structures to explain real exchange rate dynamics. We estimate a two-country model using data for the United States and the Euro Area, and study the importance of such alternative assumptions in fitting the data. A model with local currency pricing and incomplete markets does a good job in explaining real exchange rate volatility, and fits the dynamics of domestic variables well. The complete markets assumption delivers a similar fit only when the structure of shocks is rich enough.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control.

Volume (Year): 34 (2010)
Issue (Month): 4 (April)
Pages: 780-797

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Handle: RePEc:eee:dyncon:v:34:y:2010:i:4:p:780-797
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