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Market imperfections and the instability of open economies

Meng, Qinglai and Velasco, Andres ORCID: 0000-0003-0441-5062 (2004) Market imperfections and the instability of open economies. Journal of International Economics, 64 (2). pp. 503-519. ISSN 0022-1996

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Identification Number: 10.1016/j.jinteco.2003.08.001


In the presence of small market imperfections, the transitional dynamics of an open economy can become indeterminate, in that there exist an infinite number of equilibrium paths converging to a unique steady state. In contrast to closed economy models, in the open economy, such indeterminacy can arise independently of the curvature of the utility function in consumption. The results suggest that with market imperfections, open economies can be subject to fluctuations caused by randomness unrelated to the economy's fundamentals.

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Additional Information: © 2004 Elsevier
Divisions: School of Public Policy
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Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
JEL classification: E - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics > E3 - Prices, Business Fluctuations, and Cycles > E32 - Business Fluctuations; Cycles
F - International Economics > F1 - Trade > F12 - Models of Trade with Imperfect Competition and Scale Economies
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2019 15:00
Last Modified: 20 Sep 2021 03:14

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