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Exchange Rate Regimes, Specialization and Trave Volume

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  • Michael B. Devereux

    (University of British Columbia)

  • Graham M. Voss

    (University of Victoria)

Abstract

We develop a general equilibrium monetary model of endogenous specialization and international trade to examine the degree of specialization and trade volume under alternative exchange rate regimes. Where demand shocks are important, we demonstrate an increase in specialization, trade and welfare under coordinated fixed exchange rates, equivalent to a common currency, relative to flexible exchange rates. Where supply shocks are important, the effects on specialization and trade are smaller and ambiguous in direction, though the welfare effects are comparable to those for demand shocks.

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  • Michael B. Devereux & Graham M. Voss, 2004. "Exchange Rate Regimes, Specialization and Trave Volume," Working Papers 222004, Hong Kong Institute for Monetary Research.
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    Keywords

    Exchange Rates; Common Currency Internaional Trade;

    JEL classification:

    • E42 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Money and Interest Rates - - - Monetary Sytsems; Standards; Regimes; Government and the Monetary System
    • F33 - International Economics - - International Finance - - - International Monetary Arrangements and Institutions
    • F42 - International Economics - - Macroeconomic Aspects of International Trade and Finance - - - International Policy Coordination and Transmission

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