Toward a Better Understanding of Macroeconomic Interdependence
The concept of a representative foreign economy has no proper justification in the literature, and the consequences of aggregating the rest of the world into one representative economy are not fully understood.
The Effect of Globalization on Market Structure, Industry Evolution and Pricing
he Globalization and Monetary Policy Institute and Swiss National Bank enlisted researchers from both sides of the Atlantic for a conference focused on the determinants and dynamics of prices in a globalized economy. Increased globalization has heightened research and policy interest in external factors as drivers of inflation. Firms? pricing decisions are at the core of the analysis.
Micro-Foundations of International Trade, Global Imbalances and Implications on Monetary Policy
Researchers from the U.S., Canada and China gathered in Shanghai to explore exchange rates, offshoring and trade policies. Research presented at the conference employed microdata of trade volumes and prices at the firm and product levels, which provide valuable information on crucial global economic issues such as trade imbalances, economic development and wage inequality.
Oil-Rich Venezuela Tips Toward Hyperinflation
Venezuela, once the wealthiest nation in Latin America, is suffering a dramatic reversal of fortunes and the worst economic crisis in its history. Though the nation has crude oil reserves of close to 300 billion barrels?the world?s largest such holdings?many Venezuelans go without the most basic goods in an economy plagued by chronic shortages.
Understanding Trade, Exchange Rates and International Capital Flows
Global trade collapsed following the financial crisis in 2008?09. Imports and exports plunged in major trade countries, and global trade suffered the biggest contraction since World War II.
The Potential Impact of Decentralized Virtual Currency on Monetary Policy
Electronic money is a broad term for any money, currency or asset not held in physical form?it can include representations of a sovereign currency or claims on a realworld good.
The Political Economy of International Money: Common Currencies, Currency Wars and Exorbitant Privilege
The Political Economy of International Money: Common Currencies, Currency Wars and Exorbitant Privilege? conference was held at the John Goodwin Tower Center at Southern Methodist University on April 3?4. It was sponsored by the Owens Foundation and the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas? Globalization and Monetary Policy Institute.
Globalization: The Elephant in the Room That Is No More
Unlike what has been conventionally argued, the forces of globalization appear to be?if anything?a headwind to the conduct of monetary policy for the purpose of macroeconomic stabilization.
Cheaper by the Box Load: Containerized Shipping a Boon for World Trade
It?s hard to believe that a vessel 20 stories tall, a quarter-mile long and made from eight Eiffel Towers? worth of steel can float, much less be the future of cargo transportation between continents.
Microeconomic Aspects of the Globalization of Inflation: A Joint Conference with the Swiss National Bank
The Globalization and Monetary Policy Institute hosted ?Microeconomic Aspects of the Globalization of Inflation,? a joint conference with the Swiss National Bank on Aug. 19?20 in Zurich. The conference brought together researchers to examine how globalization affects pricing, exploring in greater detail some of the issues raised by Auer and Fischer (2010), as well as to increase understanding of how price dynamics unleashed by globalization affect the measurement of fundamental determinants of improved living standards over time.