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Type of Document Dissertation
Author Yilmazkuday, Hakan
Author's Email Address skuday@gmail.com
URN etd-03212009-142327
Title Monetary Policy, Trade Patterns, and Price Dispersion: The Role of Trade Costs
Degree PhD
Department Economics
Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title
Mario Crucini Committee Chair
Eric Bond Committee Member
Kevin Huang Committee Member
Mumin Kurtulus Committee Member
Keywords
  • trade costs
  • inflation targeting
  • trade
  • real exchange rate
  • Canada
  • the U.S.
Date of Defense 2009-01-29
Availability unrestricted
Abstract
This dissertation consists of three studies. Each study examines the role of trade costs for some facet of trade or finance, thus partly addressing a number of the Six Puzzles of International Economics highlighted by Obstfeld and Rogoff (2000). The first one studies inflation targeting by the Bank of Canada, in the context of a small open economy subject to trade costs. The second one develops a partial equilibrium trade model and estimates key trade and trade cost elasticities, previously not separately identified. The final one develops a general equilibrium trade model across cities with traded goods and a distribution sector in each city to explain price and wage dispersion.
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