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The Importance of Nontradeable Goods' Prices in Cyclical Real Exchange Rate Fluctuations

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  • Burstein, Ariel Tomas
  • Eichenbaum, Martin
  • Rebelo, Sérgio

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Changes in the price of nontradable goods relative to tradable goods account for roughly 50% of the cyclical movements in real exchange rates.

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  • Burstein, Ariel Tomas & Eichenbaum, Martin & Rebelo, Sérgio, 2005. "The Importance of Nontradeable Goods' Prices in Cyclical Real Exchange Rate Fluctuations," CEPR Discussion Papers 5306, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers.
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    Keywords

    nominal exchange rates; nontradeable goods; prices; tradeable goods;
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    • F31 - International Economics - - International Finance - - - Foreign Exchange

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