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The Effect of the Exchange Rates on Investment in Mexican Manufacturing Industry

  • Caglayan, Mustafa

    (University of Sheffield)

  • Muñoz Torres, Rebeca I.

    (Department of Economics, University of Warwick)

This paper, considering revenue and cost exposure channels, investigates the effects of exchange rate behaviour on fixed capital investment in Mexican manufacturing sector over 1994-2002. We find that i) currency depreciation has a positive (negative) effect on fixed investment through the export (import) channel; ii) exchange rate volatility impacts mostly export oriented sectors ; iii) the sensitivity of investment to exchange rate movements is stronger in non-durable goods sectors and industries with low mark-up ratios.

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Paper provided by University of Warwick, Department of Economics in its series The Warwick Economics Research Paper Series (TWERPS) with number 846.

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Length: 20 pages
Date of creation: 2008
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Handle: RePEc:wrk:warwec:846
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