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Handbook of International Economics. International Monetary Economics and Finance

  • ID: 2252742
  • Book
  • January 1985
  • Region: Global
  • Elsevier Science and Technology
This Handbook adopts a traditional definition of the subject, and focuses primarily on the explanation of international transactions in goods, services, and assets, and on the main domestic effects of those transactions. The first volume deals with the "real side" of international economics. It is concerned with the explanation of trade and factor flows, with their main effects on goods and factor prices, on the allocation of resources and income distribution and on economic welfare, and also with the effects on national policies designed explicitly to influence trade and factor flows. In other words, it deals chiefly with microeconomic issues and methods. The second volume deals with the "monetary side" of the subject. It is concerned with the balance of payments adjustment process under fixed exchange rates, with exchange rate determination under flexible exchange rates, and with the domestic ramifications of these phenomena. Accordingly, it deals mainly with economic issues, although microeconomic methods are frequently utilized, especially in work on expectations, asset markets, and exchange rate behavior.
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Macroeconomic theory and policy: How the closed economy was opened (P.B. Kenen). Asset markets, exchange rates, and the balance of payments (J.A. Frenkel, M.L. Mussa). The specification and influence of asset markets (W.H. Branson, D.W. Henderson). The specification of goods and factor markets in open economy macroeconomic models (N. Bruce, D. Purvis). Stabilization policies in open economies (R.C. Marston). Exchange rate dynamics (M. Obstfeld, A. Stockman). Empirical studies of exchange rates: Price behavior, rate determination and market efficiency (R.M. Levich). Income and price effects in foreign trade (M. Goldstein, M.S. Kahn). Empirical studies of macroeconomic interdependence (J.F. Helliwell, T. Padmore). International money and international monetary arrangements (S.W. Black). Economic interdependence and coordination of economic policies (R.N. Cooper).
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R.W. Jones University of Rochester, Rochester, NY, USA.

P.B. Kenen Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, USA.
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