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A MethodFor Separating Iincome & Substitution Effects Of Exchange Rate Changes On Aggregate Demand

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  • John J. Heim

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Regression estimates of exchange rate total effects on aggregate demand are broken into separate income and substitution effects. Total effects estimates can seem contrary to theory. Separating them into their two components shows this is not the case. The separation method also provides a simple test to determine if imports are normal or inferior goods. The paper finds consumer imports are normal goods, but investment imports are inferior goods. The paper shows that if import total effects exceed domestic total effects, imports are a normal good. If smaller, they are inferior goods.

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  • John J. Heim, 2009. "A MethodFor Separating Iincome & Substitution Effects Of Exchange Rate Changes On Aggregate Demand," Rensselaer Working Papers in Economics 0901, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Department of Economics.
  • Handle: RePEc:rpi:rpiwpe:0901
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    1. Michael Baker & Jonathan Gruber & Kevin Milligan, 2003. "The retirement incentive effects of Canada's Income Security programs," Canadian Journal of Economics, Canadian Economics Association, vol. 36(2), pages 261-290, May.
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    Cited by:

    1. Ran Zhang & Kenneth Simons & David I. Stern, 2010. "News Media as a Channel of Environmental Information Disclosure: Evidence from an EGARCH Approach," Rensselaer Working Papers in Economics 1001, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Department of Economics.
    2. John J. Heim, 2009. "Demand For Durable Goods, Nondurable Goods And Services," Rensselaer Working Papers in Economics 0906, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Department of Economics.
    3. John J. Heim, 2009. "The Real Exchange Rate And The U. S. Economy 2000 - 2008," Rensselaer Working Papers in Economics 0905, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Department of Economics.

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    • E00 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - General - - - General
    • F40 - International Economics - - Macroeconomic Aspects of International Trade and Finance - - - General
    • F43 - International Economics - - Macroeconomic Aspects of International Trade and Finance - - - Economic Growth of Open Economies

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