Dornbusch Model M-F Model: with fixed prices policy conclusions are valid only in short run, . Price level is sticky: AS is horizontal in SR (impact phase). Dornbusch model dr hab. o Long-run features of the flexible price model (e.g. economy is at Short-run sticky prices are represented by a Phillips curve type. Dornbusch’s influential Overshooting Model aims to explain why floating The assumption of long-run PPP is made because prices are ‘sticky’ in the short run.

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Once you can understand the assumptions, what follows is usually not so surprising. This excess movement is precisely the overshooting. I believe, however, that a closer look at the data would support the view that the wealth channel was quite important in these instances. Because prices do not adjust immediately in response to shocks, the economy is not necessarily at its long-run lrice, given by the intersection of the two curves.

As Mussa so convincingly demonstrated, domestic price levels generally have the cardiogram of a rock compared to floating exchange rates, at least in countries with trend inflation below, say, percent per annum.

It was the dominant view in academic macroeconomics.

PhelpsJournal of Political Econom y, 84, February That is to say, the position of the Investment Saving IS curve is determined by the volume of injections into the flow of income and by the competitiveness of Home country output measured by the real exchange rate. It is better suited than Dornbusch’s original formulation to dealing with more complex exogenous shocks processes. Mundell’s profoundly original ideas are, of course, at the core of many things we do in modern international finance, and he was the teacher of many important figures in the field including Michael Mussa, Jacob Frenkel, and Rudiger Dornbusch.

Dornbusch’s variant of the Mundell-Fleming paper is not just about overshooting. Does uncovered interest parity really hold in practice? Aggregate demand is determined by the standard open economy IS-LM mechanism. If the reader would like to finesee this technical material, she may skip to the next section.

First, I will try to convey to the reader a sense of why “Expectations and Exchange Rate Dynamics” has been so influential. Higher interest rates raise the opportunity cost of holding money, and thereby lower the demand for money.

A word about New Open Economy Macroeconomics, which Obstfeld surveyed last year; certainly this literature has come to dominate the academic literature on international macroeconomic policy. The short answer, it seems, is that Rudi was right, and the “saddle-path” assumption-that the economy must lie on the dashed line-is quite reasonable.


A second word to describe the work is ” path breaking “. The proceeds are to be published in the February Journal of International Economics. What has one achieved by filling in all these algebraic details? Second, assume that output y is exogenous what really matters is that it, too, moves sluggishly in response to monetary shocks. One of the first words that comes to mind in describing Dornbusch’s overshooting paper is ” elegant “.

This is, of course, the convention in the theory of international finance, and it is one I have always felt awkward about passing on to my own students at Harvard and Princeton. Equation 3 below posits that aggregate demand depends on the real exchange rate.

But even with the inevitable onslaught of more modern approaches, the Dornbusch model is still very much alive today on its own, precisely because it is so clear, simple and elegant. And remember, these figures only includes journal articles, not books and conferences. It is precisely the beauty and clarity of Dornbusch’s analysis that has made it so flexible and useful.

There were others who were fishing in the same waters as Dornbusch at around the same time, e. That prices must eventually adjust to a monetary shock may seem obvious to us today. But what sold the paper to policymakers, what still sells the paper to graduate students, is overshooting. Of course, as I have already mentioned, the undershooting case does not seem quite as implausible in more modern models in which money demand depends on consumption, which potentially responds more quickly than output.

Thus the two views of overshooting can be viewed as complementary and not necessarily competing. This is more or less what happens in practice as well. Duringthe Economist magazine contained 14 articles including the terms “overshooting” and “exchange rates. The excitement in the room was palpable, as the logic behind overshooting unfolded. Nevertheless, the general point that current account dynamics can have large medium term impacts on real exchange rates remains an important one empirically.

Clearly the Dornbusch article’s influence in teaching is still alive and well as we mark its twenty-fifth anniversary. Fiscal Monetary Commercial Central bank Petrodollar recycling.

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Overshooting model – Wikipedia

One of the central elements of Dornbusch’s model, which I have skipped over until now, is that it was among the first papers to introduce rational expectations into international macroeconomics. Given the enormous revolution in transactions technologies, there has been a rethinking of money demand functions in recent years, but not in any direction that requires us to completely redo Dornbusch’s setup.


Figure 2c gives the UK pound against the dollar; the relationship between the two series, if there is one, hardly jumps off the page. There is little question that Dornbusch’s rational expectations reformulation of the Mundell-Fleming model extended the latter’s life for another twenty-five years, keeping it in the forefront of practical policy analysis.

So how does “overshooting” work? One wants to be cautious in inferring a structural relationship based on these casual correlations, which is driven by these countries’ shifts in and out of crises. Obstfeld’s paper spans the whole modern history of international macroeconomics, from Meade to “New Open Economy Macroeconomics”, but the main emphasis is on Bob Mundell’s papers.

This reveals that given a rise in money stock pushes up the modsl run values of both in equally proportional measures, the real exchange rate q must remain at the same value as it was before the market shock.

In recent months, both Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan June and Bank of France President Jean-Claude Trichet May have discussed overshooting in speeches, and one can find countless more references by other world financial leaders, not least in developing countries. It can all be captured by combining equations 1 and 2 with a few simple assumptions.

Overshooting model

It is not hyperbole to say that Dornbusch’s new view of floating exchange rates reinvigorated a field that was on its way to becoming moribund, using only dated, discredited models and methods. Third, we will assume that money is neutral in the long run, so that a permanent rise in m leads a proportionate rise in e and pin the long run. But what is interesting is how some of its core stciky are sufficiently simple sicky powerful that they can be preserved in today’s richer and better-motivated frameworks.

Along comes Dornbusch who lays out an incredibly simple theory that showed how, with sticky prices, instability in monetary policy-and monetary policy was particularly unstable during the mids-could be the culprit, and to a far greater degree than anyone had imagined. Policymakers can appreciate its insights without reference to extensive mathematics; graduate students and advanced researchers found within it a rich lode of subtleties.