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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
  • trade costs
  • inflation targeting
  • trade
  • real exchange rate
  • Canada
  • the U.S.
Date of Defense 2009-01-29
Availability unrestricted
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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