Demand for Value Added and Value-Added Exchange Rates

65 Pages Posted: 6 Apr 2015

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Rudolfs Bems

International Monetary Fund (IMF); European Central Bank (ECB)

Robert C. Johnson

University of Notre Dame - Department of Economics

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Date Written: April 2015

Abstract

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.

Suggested Citation

Bems, Rudolfs and Johnson, Robert C., Demand for Value Added and Value-Added Exchange Rates (April 2015). NBER Working Paper No. w21070. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2590236

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Robert C. Johnson

University of Notre Dame - Department of Economics ( email )

Notre Dame, IN 46556
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