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Optimal monetary and tariff policy in open economies

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  • Chan Wang

    (China Economics and Management Academy, Central University of Finance and Economics)

  • Heng-fu Zou

    (China Economics and Management Academy, Central University of Finance and Economics
    Institute for Advanced Study, Wuhan University
    Institute for Advanced Study, Shenzhen University)

This paper investigates the relationship between optimal monetary and tariff policy in open economies. In producer-currency pricing (PCP) case, as in Obstfeld and Rogoff (2002), optimal tariff policy rules are separable from optimal monetary policy rules. Except for PCP case, they are not separable from each other. The increase of tariffs will lead to a more insulated world economy in the sense that both home and foreign pay more attention to their domestic goals respectively. When tariffs are chosen optimally, except for PCP and reference-currency pricing (RCP) cases, optimal monetary policy is inward-looking. We also extend the model to consider gains from cooperation. Except for LCP case, there are gains from cooperation between Home and Foreign monetary policy makers. By comparison, there are gains from cooperation between Home and Foreign tariff policy makers in various cases.

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Paper provided by China Economics and Management Academy, Central University of Finance and Economics in its series CEMA Working Papers with number 587.

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Length: 28 pages
Date of creation: 28 Jul 2013
Handle: RePEc:cuf:wpaper:587
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