Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/128650
Authors: 
Breuss, Fritz
Year of Publication: 
1985
Series/Report no.: 
WIFO Working Papers 13
Abstract: 
The ROBINSON and MARSHALL-LERNER conditions are necessary and sufficient for a devaluation to be successful end are therefore the backbone of the elasticities approach to the balance of payments. These conditions are generalized by taking into account some actual features of modern foreign trade: positive import content of exports end the local content issue. In view of these effects, studied in a two country, two goods context, it can be concluded that a devaluation is likely to be less successful under given price elasticities. These results are of particular relevance for small open economies (SMOPECs).
The ROBINSON and MARSHALL-LERNER conditions are necessary and sufficient for a devaluation to be successful end are therefore the backbone of the elasticities approach to the balance of payments. These conditions are generalized by taking into account some actual features of modern foreign trade: positive import content of exports end the local content issue. In view of these effects, studied in a two country, two goods context, it can be concluded that a devaluation is likely to be less successful under given price elasticities. These results are of particular relevance for small open economies (SMOPECs).
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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