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Macroeconomic Consequences of Terms of Trade Episodes, Past and Present

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  • Tim Atkin

    (Reserve Bank of Australia)

  • Mark Caputo

    (Reserve Bank of Australia)

  • Tim Robinson

    (Reserve Bank of Australia)

  • Hao Wang

    (Reserve Bank of Australia)

Abstract

The early 21st century saw Australia experience its largest and longest terms of trade boom. This paper places this recent boom in a long-run historical context by comparing the current episode with earlier cycles. While similarities exist across most episodes, current macroeconomic policy frameworks and settings are quite different to those of the past. This mitigated the broader macroeconomic consequences of the upswing and as the terms of trade decline may do likewise.

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  • Tim Atkin & Mark Caputo & Tim Robinson & Hao Wang, 2014. "Macroeconomic Consequences of Terms of Trade Episodes, Past and Present," RBA Research Discussion Papers rdp2014-01, Reserve Bank of Australia.
  • Handle: RePEc:rba:rbardp:rdp2014-01
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    commodity prices; terms of trade; macroeconomic policy;
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    • E30 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Prices, Business Fluctuations, and Cycles - - - General (includes Measurement and Data)
    • E60 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Macroeconomic Policy, Macroeconomic Aspects of Public Finance, and General Outlook - - - General
    • N17 - Economic History - - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics; Industrial Structure; Growth; Fluctuations - - - Africa; Oceania

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