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Information Frictions and Real Exchange Rate Dynamics

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  • Giacomo Candian

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The paper provides a novel explanation for the observed large and persistent fluctuations in real exchange rate dynamics using a flexible-price model with dispersed information among firms. The paper extend the imperfect common knowledge model developed by Woodford (2002) and Melosi (2014) to a two-country environment. The model is estimated on US and European data using Bayesian methods. The model successfully explain the volatility and persistence of the US/Euro Area real exchange rate, as well as its high correlation with the nominal exchange rate. In line with the empirical evidence, the estimated model delivers hump-shaped dynamics for real exchange rate and highly persistent effect of monetary disturbances. A battery of results shows that the model with information frictions outperforms traditional sticky-price models of real exchange rates.

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  • Giacomo Candian, 2016. "Information Frictions and Real Exchange Rate Dynamics," EcoMod2016 9106, EcoMod.
  • Handle: RePEc:ekd:009007:9106
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