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A Model of Foreign Exchange Rate Indetermination

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Economic agents undertake actions to protect themselves from sort-run impact of foreign exchange rate fluctuations: Nominal goods prices are set in consumer' currencies and firms hedge foreign exchange risk. A model is presented here which shows that these features of the economy can lead to inderminacy in the nominal exchange rate in the short run.

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  • Engel, C., 1996. "A Model of Foreign Exchange Rate Indetermination," Working Papers 96-13, University of Washington, Department of Economics.
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    1. Michael B. Devereux & Charles Engel, 2001. "The Optimal Choice of Exchange Rate Regime: Price-Setting Rules and Internationalized Production," NBER Chapters,in: Topics in Empirical International Economics: A Festschrift in Honor of Robert E. Lipsey, pages 163-194 National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
    2. Maurice Obstfeld & Kenneth Rogoff, 2001. "The Six Major Puzzles in International Macroeconomics: Is There a Common Cause?," NBER Chapters,in: NBER Macroeconomics Annual 2000, Volume 15, pages 339-412 National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
    3. Philippe Bacchetta & Eric van Wincoop, 1998. "Does Exchange Rate Stability Increase Trade and Capital Flows?," Working Papers 98.04, Swiss National Bank, Study Center Gerzensee.
    4. Michael B. Devereux & Charles Engel, 1998. "Fixed vs. Floating Exchange Rates: How Price Setting Affects the Optimal Choice of Exchange-Rate Regime," NBER Working Papers 6867, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.

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    Keywords

    EXCHANGE RATE;

    JEL classification:

    • F30 - International Economics - - International Finance - - - General
    • F31 - International Economics - - International Finance - - - Foreign Exchange

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