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Pricing-to-Market, the Interest-Rate Rule, and the Exchange Rate

  • Maurice Obstfeld

Even when the exchange-rate plays no expenditure-switching role, countries may wish to have flexible exchange rates in order to free the domestic interest rate as a stabilization tool. In a setting with nontraded goods, exchange-rate movements may also enhance international risk sharing.

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Paper provided by National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc in its series NBER Working Papers with number 12699.

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Date of creation: Nov 2006
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Publication status: published as Reinhart, Carmen, Carlos Vegh, and Andres Velasco (eds.) Money, Crises, and Transition: Essays in Honor of Guillermo A. Calvo. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2008.
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  1. Michael B. Devereux & Charles Engel, 2000. "Monetary Policy in the Open Economy Revisited: Price Setting and Exchange Rate Flexibility," Working Papers 042000, Hong Kong Institute for Monetary Research.
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