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On the consumption-real exchange rate anomaly

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  • Gianluca Benigno
  • Christoph Thoenissen

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This paper addresses the consumption-real exchange rate anomaly. International real business cycle models based on complete financial markets predict a unitary correlation between the real exchange rate and the ratio of home to foreign consumption when subjected to supply-side shocks. In the data, this correlation is usually small and often negative. This paper shows that this anomaly can be successfully addressed by models that have an incomplete financial market structure and a non-traded as well as traded goods production sector.

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  • Gianluca Benigno & Christoph Thoenissen, 2005. "On the consumption-real exchange rate anomaly," Bank of England working papers 254, Bank of England.
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