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Consumption home bias and exchange rate behavior

  • Cooke, Dudley

This paper studies the response of the nominal exchange rate to monetary shocks in an economy with consumption home bias (CHB). When wages are sticky monetary shocks produce exchange rate dynamics. A liquidity effect and a net foreign asset effect determine the extent of these dynamics. I demonstrate that the exchange rate dynamics generated through these two channels are greater the more consumption is biased towards locally produced goods. I also show the influence of consumption home bias is stronger (weaker) when monetary shocks result in a negative (positive) net foreign asset position.

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Volume (Year): 32 (2010)
Issue (Month): 1 (March)
Pages: 415-425

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Handle: RePEc:eee:jmacro:v:32:y:2010:i:1:p:415-425
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