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International Capital Mobility and the Coordination of Monetary Rules

Nicholas Carlozzi, John B. Taylor

NBER Working Paper No. 1242 (Also Reprint No. r0667)
Issued in December 1983
NBER Program(s):   EFG

The paper develops a two-country model with flexible exchange rates and perfect capital mobility, for evaluating the alternative macroeconomic policy rules. Macroeconomic performance is measured in terms of fluctuations in inflation and output. Expectations are rational, and prices are sticky; wagesetting is staggered over time. The countries are linked by aggregate spending effects, relative price effects, and mark-up pricing arrangements. The modelis solved and analyzed through deterministic and stochastic simulation techniques. The results suggest that international capital mobility is not necessarily an impediment to efficient domestic macroeconomic performance. Changes in the expected appreciation or a depreciation of the exchange rate along with differentials between real interest rates in the two countries can permit macroeconomic performance in one country to be relatively independent of the policy rule chosen by the other country. The results depend on the particular parameter values used in the model and suggest the need for further econometric work to determine the size of these parameters.

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Document Object Identifier (DOI): 10.3386/w1242

Published: Carlozzi, Nicholas and John B. Taylor. "International Capital Mobility andthe Coordination of Policy Rules," Exchange Rate Management Under Uncertainty, ed, by Jagdeep S. Bhandari, MIP Press, 1985.

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