EconPapers    
Economics at your fingertips  
 

A model of international cities: implications for real exchange rates

Mario Crucini () and Hakan Yilmazkuday ()

No 38, Globalization Institute Working Papers from Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas

Abstract: We develop a model of cities each inhabited by two agents, one specializing in manufacturing, the other in retail distribution. The distribution sector represents the physical transformation of all internationally traded goods from the factory gate to the final consumer. Using a panel of micro-prices at the city level, we decompose the cross-sectional variance of long-run LOP deviations into the fraction due to distribution costs, trade costs and a residual. For the median good, trade costs account for 50 percent of the variance, distribution costs account for 10 percent with 40 percent of the variance unexplained. Since the sample of items in the data are heavily skewed toward traded goods, we also decompose the variance based on the median good on an expenditure-weighted basis. Now the tables turn, with distribution costs accounting for 43 percent, trade costs 36 percent and 21 percent of the variance unexplained.

Keywords: Foreign exchange; Pricing (search for similar items in EconPapers)
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-ifn, nep-opm and nep-ure
Date: 2009
References: Add references at CitEc
Citations: View citations in EconPapers (14) Track citations by RSS feed

Downloads: (external link)
http://dallasfed.org/assets/documents/institute/wpapers/2009/0038.pdf (application/pdf)

Related works:
Working Paper: A Model of International Cities: Implications for Real Exchange Rates (2009) Downloads
Working Paper: A Model of International Cities: Implications for Real Exchange Rates (2009)
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.

Export reference: BibTeX RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan) HTML/Text

Persistent link: https://EconPapers.repec.org/RePEc:fip:feddgw:38

Ordering information: This working paper can be ordered from

Access Statistics for this paper

More papers in Globalization Institute Working Papers from Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas Contact information at EDIRC.
Bibliographic data for series maintained by Amy Chapman ().

 
Page updated 2019-04-24
Handle: RePEc:fip:feddgw:38