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Exchange Rates and Global Rebalancing

  • Barry Eichengreen

    (Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI))

  • Gisela Rua

This paper considers the general equilibrium relationship between exchange rates and global imbalances. It emphasizes that the exchange rate is not a primitive but an equilibrium price determined by the policy mix. It uses extensions of the two-country Obstfeld-Rogoff model to analyze the response of imbalances and real exchange rates to shocks. Finally, it analyzes the characteristics of episodes in which chronic current account surpluses (as opposed to deficits) come to an end.

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Paper provided by East Asian Bureau of Economic Research in its series Finance Working Papers with number 23258.

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Date of creation: Apr 2011
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Handle: RePEc:eab:financ:23258
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  1. Leo de Haan & Hubert Schokker & Anastassia Tcherneva, 2008. "What Do Current Account Reversals in OECD Countries Tell Us About the US Case?," The World Economy, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 31(2), pages 286-311, 02.
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