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Household Consumption Heterogeneity and the Real Exchange Rate

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Does household heterogeneity matter for exchange rate determination? This paper tests Kocherlakota and Pistaferri’s (2007) prominent heterogeneous agent model, in which the real exchange rate perfectly tracks relative domestic/foreign moments of cross-household consumption distributions. The evidence presented here indicates that the real exchange rate is disconnected from relative cross-household consumption moments.

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  • Robert Kollmann, 2021. "Household Consumption Heterogeneity and the Real Exchange Rate," Working Papers ECARES 2021-14, ULB -- Universite Libre de Bruxelles.
  • Handle: RePEc:eca:wpaper:2013/330313
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