International Trade and Factor Productivity as
Determinants of the Real Effective Exchange

Marcelo Dabós and Ernesto Gantman

CENTRUM Católica’s Working Paper No. 2016-06-0028



Using large panel data models that deal with the problems of potential endogeneity and cross-sectional dependence, while also allowing for cross-country heterogeneity in the parameters of interest, we demonstrated that trade openness produces a depreciation of the real effective exchange rate and total factor productivity leads to its appreciation.

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