The Value-Added Effects of Exchange Rates on Global Trade

Authors

  • Myoung Shik Choi Department of Economics, Kyonggi University, 154-42 Gwanggyosan-ro, Woncheon-dong, Yeongtong-gu, Suwon-si, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea
  • Hun Dae Lee Department of Economics, Kyonggi University, 154-42 Gwanggyosan-ro, Woncheon-dong, Yeongtong-gu, Suwon-si, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.36941/ajis-2021-0016

Keywords:

Exchange Rate, Exports, Value-Added Trade, Vertical Specialization

Abstract

This study is an investigation of view about the gross, bilateral, and value-added trades adjusting to exchange rate and income within global value chains. Various difference between aggregate and value-added trade flows is introduced. We adopt the traditional trade models and test them using time-series analysis on value-added exports and imports. We find that currency depreciation has negative effects on gross exports in the US and Korea due to intermediate goods imports, but positive effects on value-added exports in Japan and Korea. On the other hand, currency appreciation has negative effects on gross imports in the US, China, Japan and Korea due to intermediate goods exports, but positive effects on value-added imports in Japan. All income effects are positive as we expect. Also, we find the similar effects of exchange rate on bilateral trade flows. On the whole, depreciation has negative effects on gross exports but positive effects on value-added exports while appreciation has negative effects on gross imports but positive effects on value-added imports. With this study, the main contribution is further evidence on the value-added trade analysis. Practical implications reducing uncertainty could be an important policy objective to achieve higher growth.

 

Received: 23 October 2020 / Accepted: 16 December 2020 / Published: 17 January 2021

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Published

2021-01-17

How to Cite

Choi, M. S. ., & Lee, H. D. . (2021). The Value-Added Effects of Exchange Rates on Global Trade. Academic Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies, 10(1), 184. https://doi.org/10.36941/ajis-2021-0016