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Exchange Rates and Global Rebalancing

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  • Barry Eichengreen

    (Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI))

  • Gisela Rua

Abstract

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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  • Barry Eichengreen & Gisela Rua, 2011. "Exchange Rates and Global Rebalancing," Macroeconomics Working Papers 23258, East Asian Bureau of Economic Research.
  • Handle: RePEc:eab:macroe: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, February.
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    1. Philip Levy, 2011. "The United States and the PRC : Macroeconomic Imbalances and Economic Diplomacy," Macroeconomics Working Papers 23208, East Asian Bureau of Economic Research.

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    Keywords

    exchange rates; Global rebalancing; Obstfeld-Rogoff model; chronic current account surpluses;

    JEL classification:

    • F0 - International Economics - - General
    • F3 - International Economics - - International Finance
    • F4 - International Economics - - Macroeconomic Aspects of International Trade and Finance

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