Demand for Value Added and Value-Added Exchange Rates

Author/Editor:

Rudolfs Bems ; Robert C. Johnson

Publication Date:

September 8, 2015

Electronic Access:

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Summary:

We examine the role of cross-border input linkages in governing how international relative price changes influence demand for domestic value added. We define a novel value-added real effective exchange rate (REER), which aggregates bilateral value-added price changes, and link this REER to demand for value added. Input linkages enable countries to gain competitiveness following depreciations by supply chain partners, and hence counterbalance beggar-thy-neighbor effects. Cross-country differences in input linkages also imply that the elasticity of demand for value added is country specific. Using global input-output data, we demonstrate these conceptual insights are quantitatively important and compute historical value-added REERs.

Series:

Working Paper No. 15/199

Subject:

English

Publication Date:

September 8, 2015

ISBN/ISSN:

9781513595047/1018-5941

Stock No:

WPIEA2015199

Format:

Paper

Pages:

70

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