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Can a Real Business Cycle Model without price and wage stickiness explain UK real exchange rate behaviour?

This paper establishes the ability of a Real Business Cycle model to account for real exchange rate behaviour, using UK data. We show that a productivity simulation is capable of explaining initial real appreciation with subsequent depreciation to a lower steady state. The model is tested by the method of indirect inference, bootstrapping the errors to generate 95% confidence limits for a time-series representation of the real exchange rate, as well as for various key data moments. The results suggest RBC models can explain real exchange rate movements.

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Paper provided by Cardiff University, Cardiff Business School, Economics Section in its series Cardiff Economics Working Papers with number E2005/2.

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Length: 21 pages
Date of creation: Nov 2005
Date of revision: Mar 2010
Handle: RePEc:cdf:wpaper:2005/2
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