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Macroeconomic Volatility and Exchange Rate Pass-through under Internationalized Production

  • Aurélien Eyquem

    (GATE - Groupe d'analyse et de théorie économique - CNRS - UL2 - Université Lumière - Lyon 2 - Ecole Normale Supérieure Lettres et Sciences Humaines)

  • Gunes Kamber

    (EPEE - Centre d'Etudes des Politiques Economiques - Université d'Evry-Val d'Essonne, EEP-PSE - Ecole d'Économie de Paris - Paris School of Economics)

This paper shows that internationalized production, modelled as trade in intermediate goods, challenges the standard result according to which exchange rate volatility insulates small open economies from external shocks. Movements of relative prices affect 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 intermediate goods is taken into account. Finally, trade in intermediate goods affects the exchange rate pass-through to consumption prices and may contribute explaining the puzzle described by McCallum & Nelson (2000).

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Date of creation: 2009
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Publication status: Published in Working paper GATE 2009-15. Working paper GATE 2009-15. 2009
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