Lombardo, Giovanni (2001): On the Trade Balance Response to Monetary Shocks: the Marshall-Lerner Conditions Reconsidered. Published in: Journal of Economic Integration , Vol. 4, No. 16 (December 2001): pp. 590-616.
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This paper studies the applicability of the Marshall-Lerner condition to the "basic" Obstfeld and Rogoff (1995) model. It shows that the Marshall-Lerner condition does apply to this class of models with homothetic preferences when product differentiation across countries is imposed. This paper also shows that, in certain cases, the intertemporal substitution and the dynamic income effect can make the mere elasticity of substitution an insufficient indicator of the response of the current account to monetary shocks.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||On the Trade Balance Response to Monetary Shocks: the Marshall-Lerner Conditions Reconsidered|
|Keywords:||Trade Balance, Marshall-Lerner Conditions, Elasticity of Substitution, Monetary Shocks, Transfer Problem|
|Subjects:||C - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods > C6 - Mathematical Methods ; Programming Models ; Mathematical and Simulation Modeling
E - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics > E4 - Money and Interest Rates
E - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics > E3 - Prices, Business Fluctuations, and Cycles
|Depositing User:||Giovanni Lombardo|
|Date Deposited:||06. Jan 2011 10:38|
|Last Modified:||30. Dec 2015 15:25|
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