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Macroeconomic Volatility and Exchange Rate Pass-through under Internationalized Production

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  • Aurélien Eyquem

    () (University of Lyon, Lyon, F-69003, France; CNRS, UMR 5824, GATE, Ecully, F-69130, France; ENS LSH, Lyon, F-69007, France)

  • Günes Kamber

    (PSE, Université de Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, and EPEE, Université d'Evry Val d'Essonne, France)

Abstract

This paper shows that internationalized production, modelled as trade in inter- mediate goods, challenges the standard result according to which exchange rate volatility insulates small open economies from external shocks. Movements of relative prices aect the economy through an additional channel, denoted as the cost channel. We show that this channel also acts as an automatic stabilizer and that macroeconomic volatility is dramatically reduced when trade in intermedi- ate goods is taken into account. Finally, trade in intermediate goods aects the exchange rate pass-through to consumption prices and may contribute explaining the puzzle described by McCallum & Nelson (2000).

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  • Aurélien Eyquem & Günes Kamber, 2009. "Macroeconomic Volatility and Exchange Rate Pass-through under Internationalized Production," Working Papers 0915, Groupe d'Analyse et de Théorie Economique Lyon St-Étienne (GATE Lyon St-Étienne), Université de Lyon.
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    segregation; Schelling; potential function; coordination; tax; vote;

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    • C63 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Mathematical Methods; Programming Models; Mathematical and Simulation Modeling - - - Computational Techniques
    • C72 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Game Theory and Bargaining Theory - - - Noncooperative Games
    • C73 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Game Theory and Bargaining Theory - - - Stochastic and Dynamic Games; Evolutionary Games
    • D62 - Microeconomics - - Welfare Economics - - - Externalities
    • J15 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demographic Economics - - - Economics of Minorities, Races, Indigenous Peoples, and Immigrants; Non-labor Discrimination

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