Evaluating the Price Competitiveness of U.S. Exports

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James Orr

Federal Reserve Bank of New York

Thomas Klitgaard

Federal Reserve Bank of New York

Date Written: February 1998

Abstract

An index developed by the authors is used to track the U.S. dollar's performance against a number of foreign currencies. The authors' comparison of the index with the relative export growth rates of Japan and Germany suggests that in the 1990s the dollar stayed near levels that put the United States and its main export rivals on an equal footing. Nevertheless, the dollar's rise in 1997, if sustained, will make it more difficult for U.S. firms to keep pace with their competitors.

Keywords: trade-weighted dollar index

JEL Classification: F14, F31

Suggested Citation

Orr, James and Klitgaard, Thomas, Evaluating the Price Competitiveness of U.S. Exports (February 1998). Current Issues in Economics and Finance, Vol. 4, No. 2, February 1998. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=997417

James Orr

Federal Reserve Bank of New York ( email )

33 Liberty Street
New York, NY 10045
United States

Thomas Klitgaard (Contact Author)

Federal Reserve Bank of New York ( email )

33 Liberty Street
New York, NY 10045
United States

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