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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Overshooting model

PhelpsJournal of Political Econom y, 84, February As we shall see, Dornbusch’s conjecture about why exchange rates overshoot has proven of relatively limited value empirically, modl a plausible case can be made that it captures the effects of major turning points in monetary policy. There were others who were fishing in the same waters as Dornbusch at around the same time, e.

Doing so allows us to further explore its ideas and contributions. I have only presented a graphical depiction of overshooting, but it is not hard to fill in the algebra.

Since output y is assumed fixed in the short run, the only way that prixe demand for real balances can go up is if the interest rate i on domestic currency bonds falls. In the generalized model, the Dornbusch type overshooting mechanism is the primary factor driving the short-run results though there need not be overshooting depending on the model setup and parameters.

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 stciky the field including Michael Mussa, Jacob Frenkel, and Rudiger Dornbusch.

Now, drnbusch course, unless one is steeped in recent economic theory, little of what appears in today’s professional economics journals will seem obvious. To take the model to the data, one needs to resolve many issues. Though it would be straightforward, I do not actually test to see whether the differences are statistically significant. I will not make any attempt to theoretically critique the model; it is clearly dated in many nodel.


Second, as well shall see in the next section, the model does not necessarily predict overshooting when output is endogenous. However, that is only because it takes constant training and retooling to be able to follow the assumptions in the latest papers. Theory and Empirics A. It is precisely the beauty and clarity of Dornbusch’s analysis that has made it so flexible and useful. Perhaps the most robust empirical prediction of the model is Jeffrey Frankel’s observation that, under a reasonably general set of assumptions-which include that monetary shocks must be a predominant source of disturbances-a generalized Dornbusch model predicts that the real exchange rate and the real interest differential will be positively correlated.

Overshooting model – Wikipedia

The most important insight of the model is that adjustment lags in some parts of the economy can induce compensating volatility in others; specifically, when an exogenous variable changes, stucky short-term effect on the exchange rate can be greater than the long-run effect, so in the short term, the exchange rate overshoots its new equilibrium long-term value.

This broader insight certainly still lies at the core of modern thinking about exchange rates, even if the details of our models today differ quite a bit. Dornbusch, Fischer and Samuelson had 90 citations over the periodonly one tenth as many as Dornbusch One of the first words that comes to mind in describing Dornbusch’s overshooting paper is ” elegant “. dticky

The final element of Dornbusch’s model is the price adjustment equation. Oh, yes, as an afterthought, I should note that Dornbusch’s article has also been cited in 40 different articles in the American Economic Review and the Journal of Political Economythe leading professional economics journals. Dornbusch’s treatment, however, was in stark contrast to the canonical Mundell-Fleming model of his era, in which the domestic price level was typically assumed fixed, and any dynamics depended on wealth accumulation.

It was the dominant view in academic macroeconomics. Having witnessed Rudi engage the likes of young Larry Summers, Paul Krugman and Jeffrey Sachs, I would venture that Dornbusch’s international finance course at MIT is the answer to the trivia question “When was the last time these guys were completely humiliated in public? We can go further with the equations, but I think this is enough algebra to illustrate the major points.


The excitement in the room was palpable, as the logic behind overshooting unfolded. Login or Register Information of interest. All the graphs were labeled that day and he seemed to have organized notes, not that he drew on them much.

Another measure of influence is inclusion on reading lists for advanced graduate courses in international finance. In principle, however, sticku is a quantitative science, so please forgive me for doing so. Figures 7a-dshow the correlation of real exchange rate dorbnusch current account imbalances in Thailand, Korea, Indonesia and Mexico in the s. Another piece of evidence comes from looking at the co-movements of forward and spot exchange rates, as Robert Flood highlighted in his Carnegie-Rochester paper.

The Basic Idea Since this lecture is aimed at a broad audience, it is not my intention to pric too many mathematical formulas, though there will be a few. Woodford, Michael, and Julio J. Indeed, Dornbusch assumed “perfect foresight” in his model-essentially that there was no uncertainty-since techniques for incorporating uncertainty were not yet fully developed at the time of his writing; the distinction between perfect foresight and rational expectations is not consequential for our analysis here.

As I shall highlight in Section IV, the main empirical failing of the intertemporal approach is that it imposed fully flexible prices and wages, an assumption which seems patently at dornbuech with the data. Last, but not least, a complete formulation of the model is necessary for empirical implementation.