Productivity growth, the adjustment mechanism and equilibrium exchange rate with special application to China

Yongli Zhang, Fordham University

Abstract

This dissertation is to develop a set of models that examine the impact of productivity on a series of important variables in an open economy, in particular the monetary adjustment mechanism and the equilibrium exchange rate. The framework can be used to study economies experiencing rapid economic growth with imperfect capital mobility. It produces some empirical evidence on the current exchange rate misalignment in China. It shows that the currency is not significantly undervalued and that the fixed exchange rate regime worked effectively in China before it unexpectedly switched to managing floating exchange rate under enormous international pressure.^

Subject Area

Economics, General

Recommended Citation

Yongli Zhang, "Productivity growth, the adjustment mechanism and equilibrium exchange rate with special application to China" (January 1, 2007). ETD Collection for Fordham University. Paper AAI3271281.
http://fordham.bepress.com/dissertations/AAI3271281

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