Exchange Rates, Prices and International Trade in a Model of Endogenous Market Structure
Hanno N. Lustig
UCLA - Anderson School of Management; National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)
University of London, Birkbeck College, Faculty of Social Sciences, School of Economics, Mathematics and Statistics
Manchester School, Vol. 75, No. 2, pp. 160-192, March 2007
We suggest a new dynamic equilibrium approach that features product differentiation and endogenizes market structure at the same time. The model yields clear-cut predictions regarding the effects of small and large exchange rate shocks on the market structure, pass-through and international trade. First, we account for the asymmetric price adjustment process with respect to exchange rate shocks. Second, we discuss an array of conditions where short- and long-run international monetary neutrality is violated. We present in detail under which conditions imperfect competition is able to generate persistent and volatile real exchange rate deviations. Most predictions survive alternative market configurations.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 33Accepted Paper Series
Date posted: February 8, 2007
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