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Real Exchange Rate and Current Account Dynamics with Sticky Prices and Distortionary Taxes

  • Guay C. Lim
  • Paul D. McNelis

This paper examines the interaction of real exchange rates and current account movements in open economies subject to monopolistic competition with sticky price-setting behavior and distortionary taxes. We find that the correlations between fiscal balances and the current account depend on the elasticity of net exports with respect to the real exchange rate. Under highly elastic export demand, the welfare e�ects may be greater or lower than under export demand with a low elasticity.

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Paper provided by Netherlands Central Bank, Research Department in its series DNB Working Papers with number 056.

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Handle: RePEc:dnb:dnbwpp:056
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