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Currency Appreciation and Current Account Adjustment

Michael Devereux () and Hans Genberg ()

No 172006, Working Papers from Hong Kong Institute for Monetary Research

Abstract: A central aspect of the recent debate on global imbalances and the US current account deficit is the role of the exchange rate peg being followed by China and other Asian economies. While one view has stressed the need for Asian currency appreciation, another focuses on the importance of fiscal adjustment and more generally adjustment in relative savings rates in the US and Asian economies. This paper develops a simple two-region open economy macroeconomic model to analyze the alternative impacts of currency appreciation and fiscal adjustment on the current account. We stress a number of structural features of emerging Asian economies that may make currency appreciation an ineffective means of current account adjustment relative to fiscal policy changes. In addition, we note that there may be a welfare conflict between regions on the best way to achieve adjustment.

Keywords: Current Account; Currency Appreciation (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: E52 E58 F41 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 21 pages
Date: 2006-12
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-cba, nep-cna, nep-ifn, nep-mac, nep-mon and nep-sea
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