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Emerging Economies' Supply Shocks and Japan's Price Deflation: International Transmissions in a Three-Country DSGE Model

  • Hirakata, Naohisa

    (Asian Development Bank Institute)

  • Iwasaki, Yuto

    (Asian Development Bank Institute)

  • Kawai, Masahiro

    (Asian Development Bank Institute)

This paper examines the international transmission effects that a positive supply shock in emerging economies may have on inflation in developed economies. A three-country dynamic stochastic general equilibrium (DSGE) model is constructed to analyze the impact of a supply shock in an emerging economy, the People's Republic of China (PRC), on inflation rates in two developed economies, Japan and the United States (US). The assumed asymmetric trade structures among the three countries and the PRC's choice of exchange rate regime appear to influence the international transmission of a supply shock in the PRC. Specifically, Japan is under a greater deflationary pressure than the US because of its vertical trade specialization vis-à-vis the PRC and the PRC's US-dollar-pegged regime. This outcome suggests that, even though Japan and the US may face common positive supply shocks from emerging economies, the deflationary impact of the shock is greater for Japan.

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Paper provided by Asian Development Bank Institute in its series ADBI Working Papers with number 459.

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Length: 39 pages
Date of creation: 07 Feb 2014
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Handle: RePEc:ris:adbiwp:0459
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