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The Effect of the Exchange Rates on Investment in Mexican Manufacturing Industry

  • Mustafa Caglayan

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  • Rebeca Muñoz Torres

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This paper, considering revenue and cost exposure channels, investigates the effects of exchange rate behaviour on fixed capital investment in Mexican manufacturing sector over 1994-2002. We find that i) currency depreciation has a positive (negative) effect on fixed investment through the export (import) channel; ii) exchange rate volatility impacts mostly export oriented sectors ; iii) the sensitivity of investment to exchange rate movements is stronger in non-durable goods sectors and industries with low mark-up ratios.

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Volume (Year): 22 (2011)
Issue (Month): 4 (September)
Pages: 669-683

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