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Demand for Value Added and Value-Added Exchange Rates

Rudolfs Bems, Robert C. Johnson

NBER Working Paper No. 21070
Issued in April 2015

---- Acknowledgments ----

This paper combines material from two papers previously circulated under the titles "Value-Added Exchange Rates" (NBER Working Paper No. 18498, October 2012) and "International Prices and Demand for Value Added with Global Supply Chains" (July 2014). We thank Olivier Blanchard, Menzie Chinn, Diego Comin, Robert Dekle, Julian Di Giovanni, Jordi Gali, Sarma Jayanthi, Rhys Mendes, Nikhil Patel, Steven Phillips, Jay Shambaugh, Martin Schmitz, Erol Taymaz, Kei-Mu Yi, and Jing Zhang for helpful comments, as well as seminar participants at the Banque de France, BICEPS (Riga), CREI (Pompeu Fabra), Dartmouth, the Geneva Graduate Institute, the IMF, the CEPR/SNB Conference on Exchange Rates and External Adjustment, the NBER ITM Summer Institute (2013), the Tsinghua International Conference on Global Value Chains and Structural Adjustments, the Mainz Workshop in Trade and Macroeconomics (2014), the NBER IFM Summer Institute (2014), the ECB/CBRT Conference on Assessing the Macroeconomic Implications of Financial and Production Networks, the BoE/CfM/CEPR Workshop on International Trade, Finance, and Macroeconomics, and the AEA Annual Meetings (2014). This work was partly carried out while Johnson was a Visiting Scholar in the IMF Research Department. The views expressed in this paper are those of the authors and should not be attributed to the International Monetary Fund, its executive board or its management, Bank of Latvia, or the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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