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Foundations of international macroeconomics

Author: Maurice Obstfeld; Kenneth S Rogoff
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, 1996.
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This text presents core issues in open economy macroeconomics and finance. Topic coverage includes intertemporal consumption and investment theory, government spending and budget deficits, finance  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Maurice Obstfeld; Kenneth S Rogoff
ISBN: 0262150476 9780262150477
OCLC Number: 422103143
Description: xxiii, 804 p. : ill. ; 27 cm
Contents: Part 1 Intertemporal trade and the current account balance: a small two-period endowment economy - application - consumption smoothing in the second millennium BC; the role of investment - nominal versus real current accounts; a two-region world economy - application - war and the current account, application - investment productivity and world real interest rates in the 1980s; taxation of foreign borrowing and lending; international labour movements - application - energy prices, global saving, and real interest rates; stability and the Marshall-Lerner condition. Part 2 Dynamics of small open economies: a small economy with many periods - application - when is a country bankrupt?; dynamics of the current account - Japan's 1923 earthquake; a stochasic current account model - application - Deaton's paradox, application - the relative impact of productivity shocks on investment and the current account; consumer durables and the current account; firms, the labour market and investment; trend productivity growth, saving and investment - a detailed example; speculative asset price bubbles, ponzi games and transversatility conditions. Part 3 The life cycle, tax policy and the current account: government budget policy in the absence of overlapping generations; government budget deficits in an overlapping generations model - generational accounting, application - do government budget deficits cause current account deficits?, application - overlapping generations and econometric tests of the Euler equation; output fluctuations, demographics and the life cycle - application - how are saving and growth related?; investment and growth - application - Feldstein and Horioka's saving-investment puzzle; aggregate and intergenerational gains from trade; public debt and the world interest rate - application - government debt and world interest rates since 1970; integrating the overlapping generations and representative-consumer models; dynamic inefficiency. Part 4 The real exchange rate and the terms of trade: international price levels and the real exchange rate; the price of nontraded goods with mobile capital - empirical evidence on the law of one price - application - sectoral productivity differentials and the relative prices of nontradables in industrial countries, application - productivity growth and real exchange rates; consumption and production in the long run; consumption dynamics, the price level and the real interest rate; the terms of trade in a dynamic Ricardian model - the transfer effect for industrial countries, endogenous labour supply, revisited, costly capital mobility and short-run relative price adjustment. (Part contents).
Responsibility: Maurice Obstfeld, Kenneth Rogoff.

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