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

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  • Rabanal, Pau
  • Tuesta, Vicente

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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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  • Rabanal, Pau & Tuesta, Vicente, 2010. "Euro-dollar real exchange rate dynamics in an estimated two-country model: An assessment," Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, Elsevier, vol. 34(4), pages 780-797, April.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:dyncon:v:34:y:2010:i:4:p:780-797
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