Principles of Economics- Mankiw (5th) 661

Principles of Economics- Mankiw (5th) 661 - CHAPTER 30 A...

Info iconThis preview shows page 1. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
CHAPTER 30 A MACROECONOMIC THEORY OF THE OPEN ECONOMY 683 government bond, it needs to change dollars into yen, so it supplies dollars in the market for foreign-currency exchange. Net exports represent the quantity of dol- lars demanded for the purpose of buying U.S. net exports of goods and services. For example, when a Japanese airline wants to buy a plane made by Boeing, it needs to change its yen into dollars, so it demands dollars in the market for foreign-currency exchange. What price balances the supply and demand in the market for foreign- currency exchange? The answer is the real exchange rate. As we saw in the pre- ceding chapter, the real exchange rate is the relative price of domestic and foreign goods and, therefore, is a key determinant of net exports. When the U.S. real ex- change rate appreciates, U.S. goods become more expensive relative to foreign goods, making U.S. goods less attractive to consumers both at home and abroad. As a result, exports from the United States fall, and imports into the United States
Background image of page 1
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

This note was uploaded on 07/30/2010 for the course ECON 120 taught by Professor Abijian during the Spring '10 term at Mesa CC.

Ask a homework question - tutors are online