ECON 346 Applied International Macroeconomics
MAY ASSESSMENT 2021
TIME ALLOWED: Until 24 May 2021, 12:00
INSTRUCTIONS TO CANDIDATES
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PAPER CODE …ECON 346 …..
Please answer the question outlined below in no more than 2000 words.
Question 1: Critically reflect on the costs and benefits of exchange rate
independence. For your answer consult Obstfeld (2020) and relate its discussion to
your background knowledge about exchange rates and parity conditions.
How does the economic theory relate to the observed data for interest rates, exchange
rates and inflation rates in Britain and the euro zone? (You may refer to the attached
data for illustration.) Explain your answer.
Maurice Obstfeld (2020) “Harry Johnson’s “Case for Flexible Exchange Rates”—50
Years Later” Peterson Institute for International Economics Working Paper 20-12
PAPER CODE …ECON 346 …..学霸联盟