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Author:Anderson, Gerald H. 

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Should the United States hold foreign currency reserves?

An argument that for countries with well-developed money markets and flexible exchange rates, there is little to be gained from holding a vast foreign exchange portfolio and intervening in the world's currency markets.
Economic Commentary , Issue Aug

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A basic analysis of the new protectionism

A discussion of the costs associated with trade restraint, focusing on devices currently used or recently proposed in the United States.
Economic Review , Issue Win , Pages 2-19

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Implications of a tariff on oil imports

An examination of the possible positive and negative effects that could result from a hypothetical $10 per barrel increase in tariffs on crude oil and refined oil products.
Economic Commentary , Issue Sep

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A new effective exchange rate index for the dollar and its implications for U.S. merchandise trade

An introduction to a new exchange-rate index to measure the foreign-exchange value of the dollar. The authors develop a model of U.S. merchandise trade, featuring the new index.
Economic Review , Issue Q II , Pages 2-23

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Three common misperceptions about foreign direct investment

A repudiation of three common beliefs about foreign direct investment in the United States: that it is the result of the current-account deficit, that it is initiated primarily by the Japanese, and that it will result in the loss of U.S. economic independence.
Economic Commentary , Issue Jul

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Assessing and resisting inflation

An examination of the detrimental effects of inflation and a recommendation that policymakers should immediately resist a further acceleration of inflation, rather than wait for more signals of its future course.
Economic Commentary , Issue Oct

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Foreign capital inflows: another Trojan horse?

An analysis of the role of foreign investment in U.S. resource allocation, finding that the large influx of foreign capital in the 1980s has been used predominantly to fund domestic investment and consumer investment spending.
Economic Commentary , Issue Nov

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Merchandise trade and the outlook for 1988

An explanation of why current forecasts that call for vast improvements in the U.S. trade balance and real net exports in 1988 may be too optimistic.
Economic Commentary , Issue Apr

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U.S. dependence on foreign saving

An analysis of the determination of foreign investment in U.S. financial markets and suggestions for reducing dependence on foreign savings inflow.
Economic Commentary , Issue Sep

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The decline in U.S. agricultural exports

An analysis of factors that produced a 40 percent drop in U.S. agricultural exports between 1981 and 1986, with a discussion of the potential effects of dollar depreciation and the 1985 Food Security Act.
Economic Commentary , Issue Feb