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The Transfer Problem and Real Exchange Rate Overshooting in Financial Crises: The Role of the Debt Servicing Multiplier.

Abstract:

We develop a real model of exchange rate overshooting due to a debt servicing multiplier. Borrowers of foreign capital are bound by noncontingent contracts to pay the world rate of return following an adverse shock. This is onerous, since the marginal product of capital is less than the world rate of return and the shock causes some capital to become extra-marginal. If the resultant debt servicing shortfall is met by taxes on workers, this reduces their demand for nontradable goods, which fee...

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Journal:
Review of International Economics
Volume:
16
Publication date:
2008-01-01
URN:
uuid:59a430bb-5868-4cc2-bf25-b140c4b6bb25
Local pid:
oai:economics.ouls.ox.ac.uk:11426
Language:
English

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