Real Exchange Rate Volatility and the Price of Nontradables in Sudden-Stop-Prone Economies

 
Author/Editor: Mendoza, Enrique G.
 
Publication Date: March 01, 2006
 
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Summary: This paper shows that the dominant view that the high variability of real exchange rates is due to movements in exchange rate-adjusted prices of tradable goods does not hold for Mexican data for periods with a managed exchange rate. The relative price of nontradables accounts for up to 70 percent of real exchange rate variability during these periods. The paper also proposes a model in which this fact, and the sudden stops that accompanied the collapse of Mexico's managed exchange rates, could result from a Fisherian debt-deflation mechanism operating via nontradables prices in economies with dollarized liabilities.
 
Series: Working Paper No. 06/88
Subject(s): Real effective exchange rates | Mexico | Dollarization | Price adjustments

Author's Keyword(s): Real exchange rate | managed exchange rates | sudden stops | liability dollarization
 
English
Publication Date: March 01, 2006
ISBN/ISSN: 0 / 1934-7073 Format: Paper
Stock No: WPIEA2006088 Pages: 34
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