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Real exchange rates and competitiveness: the political economy of skill formation, wage compression, and electoral systems

Abstract:

A major puzzle in the open economy literature is why some countries have persistently higher real exchange rates than others. Even more puzzling is the fact that countries with high real exchange rates are strong export performers. We solve both puzzles with a model that integrates two central debates in the comparative political economy of advanced economies: one linking wage bargaining, incomes policy, and competitiveness, and the other linking partisanship, political institutions, and redi...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
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10.1017/S0003055410000304

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Institution:
Harvard University
Department:
Department of Government
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Institution:
"Duke University, NC", "University of Oxford"
Oxford college:
Nuffield College
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press Publisher's website
Journal:
American Political Science Review Journal website
Volume:
104
Issue:
3
Pages:
601-623
Publication date:
2010-08-05
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EISSN:
1537-5943
ISSN:
0003-0554
URN:
uuid:48baaee6-03cf-4ed2-8fcf-46dc7ff09293
Local pid:
ora:9882

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