Wages, relative prices and the choice between fixed and flexible exchange rates
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Published by University of Warwick, Dept. of Economics in Coventry .
Written in English


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Statementby Richard C. Marston.
SeriesWarwick economic research papers -- no.202
ContributionsUniversity of Warwick. Department of Economics.
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Open LibraryOL22704727M

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Hence, under fixed rates bad behavior today leads to punishment tomorrow. Under flexible rates bad behavior has costs as well. The difference is in the intertemporal distribution of these costs: flexible rates allow the effects of unsound fiscal policies to manifest themselves immediately through movements in the exchange by: Fixed exchange rate regime: • In the medium run, the real exchange rate is determined by the relative price of foreign to domestic goods, regardless of regime. • With flexible exchange rates, the nominal exchange rate adjusts to bring the real exchange rate into line. • With fixed exchange rates, the domestic priceFile Size: 55KB. Of course, if exchange rates could be irrevocably fixed there would be no currency risk, and even this small effect would disappear. Thus, sterilized intervention can do little, if anything, to break the tight link between monetary policy and the exchange rate. The Advantages of Fixed Exchange Rates.   Knowing the difference between fixed and flexible exchange rates can help you understand, which one of them is beneficial for the country. The exchange rate which the government sets and maintains at the same level, is called fixed exchange rate. The exchange rate that variates with the variation in market forces is called flexible exchange rate.

The existence of flexible wages and prices implies an AS curve that is vertical, not upward-sloping as in the initial section of this chapter. Recall that the upward slope of the earlier AS curve resulted from the assumption that wage rates and some other input prices remain fixed in the short run. A. tend to be insensitive to both changes in relative interest rates and the anticipated change in exchange rate. B. tend to be sensitive to both changes in relative interest rates and the anticipated change in exchange rate. C. tend to be sensitive to changes in relative interest rates but insensitive to the anticipated change in exchange rate. To American buyers, there is a decrease in the relative prices of Japanese goods when the: A. Yen appreciates B. Dollar appreciates C. Inflation rate in the United States is higher than the inflation rate in Japan, and there are flexible exchange rates D. Inflation rate in Japan is higher than the inflation rate in the United States and there. Under the managed floating system of exchange rates: A. all exchange rates vary with changes in the free-market prices of gold. B. industrialized nations meet once each year to negotiate readjustments in their exchange rates. C. exchange rates are essentially flexible, but governments intervene to offset disorderly fluctuations in rates.

It measures the relative price of a consumption basket (that can differ from one country to another). The real exchange rate is thus the key variable for macroeconomic adjustment.   If an economy is strong the flexible exchange rate is higher and vice a versa. So the government has no control over the flexible exchange rate. A value of the currency is fluctuated or shift freely according to the demand and supply of international exchange. Difference Between Flexible Exchange Rate and Fixed Exchange Rate. The basic case for fixed exchange rates is that fixed rates eliminate exchange rate uncertainty, which is alleged to impede international trade and investment. 2 Monetary historians have argued. Wages, relative prices and the choice between fixed and flexible exchange rates, To submit an update or takedown request for this paper, please submit an Update/Correction/Removal : Richard C. Marston.