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Real exchange rates and the long-run effects of aggregate demand in economies with underemployment

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  • Peter Skott

    () (University of Massachusetts Amherst)

  • Martin Rapetti

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  • Arslan Razmi

    () (University of Massachusetts-Amherst)

Abstract

Successful economic development to a large extent derives from the mobilization of underemployed resources. Demand policy can play an important role. It is critical, however, to consider balance of payments constraints and to ensure an expansion of investment in the modern sector. A combination of investment promotion and exchange rate intervention may be required to achieve these goals. JEL Categories: F43, O11, O41

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  • Peter Skott & Martin Rapetti & Arslan Razmi, 2012. "Real exchange rates and the long-run effects of aggregate demand in economies with underemployment," UMASS Amherst Economics Working Papers 2012-06, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Department of Economics.
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    Keywords

    exchange rate; balance of payments; economic growth; inflation; aggregate demand; two-sector model;
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    • F43 - International Economics - - Macroeconomic Aspects of International Trade and Finance - - - Economic Growth of Open Economies
    • O11 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Macroeconomic Analyses of Economic Development
    • O41 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity - - - One, Two, and Multisector Growth Models

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