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Transmitted unemployment under the linked exchange rate system: Evidence from Hong Kong

  • Ran, Jimmy
  • Zhou, Youqing
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    This paper explores a link between exchange rate and unemployment at the aggregate level. We find that 1% increase in the US unemployment rate transmits, on average, 0.53% increase in Hong Kong unemployment under the linked exchange rate system.

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    Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Economics Letters.

    Volume (Year): 117 (2012)
    Issue (Month): 1 ()
    Pages: 131-133

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    1. Michael W. Klein & Scott Schuh & Robert K. Triest, 1999. "Job creation, job destruction, and the real exchange rate," Working Papers 99-11, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston.
    2. Kenneth Rogoff, 1996. "The Purchasing Power Parity Puzzle," Journal of Economic Literature, American Economic Association, vol. 34(2), pages 647-668, June.
    3. Revenga, Ana L, 1992. "Exporting Jobs? The Impact of Import Competition on Employment and Wages in U.S. Manufacturing," The Quarterly Journal of Economics, MIT Press, vol. 107(1), pages 255-84, February.
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