Consumption Smoothing and Exchange Rate Volatility

Author/Editor:

Bart Turtelboom

Publication Date:

November 1, 1995

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Summary:

This paper analyzes exchange rate behavior in a model where consumers trade goods to diversify shocks to their income. A model with traded and nontraded goods is simulated in a multilateral context based upon historical output correlations for the period 1970–92. Simulation results indicate that the observed volatility of multilateral real exchange rates for the United States, Germany and Japan is not inconsistent with exchange rate volatility implied by consumption-smoothing behavior.

Series:

Working Paper No. 95/108

Subject:

English

Publication Date:

November 1, 1995

ISBN/ISSN:

9781451853049/1018-5941

Stock No:

WPIEA1081995

Price:

$15.00 (Academic Rate:$15.00)

Format:

Paper

Pages:

56

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