World Technology Shocks and the Real Euro-Dollar Exchange Rate

Lambrias, Kyriacos (2011) World Technology Shocks and the Real Euro-Dollar Exchange Rate. TSE Working Paper, n. 11-261

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Abstract

We extend the empirical SVAR literature on real exchange rates by extracting a common stochastic trend in productivity, interpreted as a permanent world technology shock. Overall, we find that innovations to world technology constitute an important, albeit not the dominant, source of movements in the real euro-dollar exchange rate. First, the dollar appreciates significantly in response to such an impulse. Second, the world technology shock accounts for approximately one-fifth of the variance of the forecast error in the real euro-dollar rate at business-cycle frequencies. Our results are in line with previous studies who find that demand or nominal shocks are the dominant sources of fluctuations in relative prices and provides limited support to productivity-based models of real exchange rate determination.

Item Type: Monograph (Working Paper)
Language: English
Date: 15 December 2011
Uncontrolled Keywords: Euro-Dollar Real Exchange Rate, World Technology Shocks, Structural VAR
JEL codes: C32 - Time-Series Models
F41 - Open Economy Macroeconomics
E32 - Business Fluctuations; Cycles
Subjects: B- ECONOMIE ET FINANCE
Divisions: TSE-R (Toulouse)
Site: UT1
Date Deposited: 09 Jul 2014 17:22
Last Modified: 07 Mar 2018 13:22
OAI ID: oai:tse-fr.eu:25315
URI: http://publications.ut-capitole.fr/id/eprint/15171

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