Exchange Rates, Prices, and World Trade: New Methods, Evidence, and Implications

Synopsis

In recent years, exchange rates, prices, and world trade have taken on a new significance and are now among the most widely debated issues in economics. Exchange Rates, Prices and World Tradeoffers a simple yet sophisticated analytical approach to deal with the most controversial issues in exchange rate economies. Meher Manzur provides a systematic treatment of the interaction between national price levels and exchange rates, the formation of expectations regarding exchange rates, and the effects of real exchange rate changes on trade flows. Drawing from the most current information, he provides a new methodology for the listing of purchasing power parity and an original approach to the measurement of variation in the structure of relative prices and use of new measures in econometric work. He also presents a model to link the patterns of world trade to variations in relative prices and examines modern issues related to the characteristics of foreign exchange markets. Exchange Rates, Prices and World Tradeprovides strong analytical frameworks and empirical results which will be of great use to researchers, policy makers, and those studying finance.

Additional information

Contributors:
Includes content by:
  • M. Manzur
  • D. L. Chen
  • K. W. Clements
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • New York
Publication year:
  • 1993