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Frankel, Jeffrey A.

Works: 432 works in 1,923 publications in 3 languages and 25,195 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Instrumentalist, Other, Thesis advisor, Contributor, Author of introduction
Classifications: HG136, 382
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Most widely held works by Jeffrey A Frankel
World trade and payments; an introduction by Richard E Caves( Book )

83 editions published between 1973 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,313 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This streamlined edition incorporates theoretical developments and presents balanced coverage of trade and finance. It features updated material on the multinational enterprise, the political economy of trade controls, the outcome of the Uruguay Round of international tariff negotiations and the World Trade Organization. New to this edition are sections e×amining Eastern European economies in transition and trade policies and the development of emerging industrialized countries. Each chapter ends with a series of problems and discussion questions
American economic policy in the 1990s by Jeffrey A Frankel( Book )

16 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 792 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This text attempts to write the history of the making of American economic policy during the 1990s. Each chapter is devoted to a particular area of economic policy and consists of a background paper
Preventing currency crises in emerging markets by Michael P Dooley( Book )

30 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in English and held by 592 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Topics covered include exchange rate regimes, contagion, the current account of the balance of payments, the role of private sector investors and of speculators, the reaction of the official sector, capital controls, bank supervision and weaknesses, and the roles of cronyism, corruption and large players
Regional trading blocs in the world economic system by Jeffrey A Frankel( Book )

11 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 578 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On exchange rates by Jeffrey A Frankel( Book )

21 editions published between 1993 and 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 535 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

These seventeen essays provide an accessible and thorough reference on exchange rates in the international monetary system since 1973, when the rates were allowed to float. The essays analyze such issues as exchange rate movements, exchange risk premia, investor expectations of exchange rates, and behavior of exchange rates in different systems
No single currency regime is right for all countries or at all times by Jeffrey A Frankel( Book )

24 editions published between 1994 and 1999 in English and held by 465 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This essay considers some prescriptions that are currently popular regarding exchange rate regimes: a general movement toward floating, a general movement toward fixing, or a general movement toward either extreme and away from the middle. The whole spectrum from fixed to floating is covered (including basket pegs, crawling pegs, and bands), with special attention to currency boards and dollarization. One overall theme is that the appropriate exchange rate regime varies depending on the specific circumstances of the country in question (which includes the classic optimum currency area criteria, as well as some newer criteria related to credibility) and depending on the circumstances of the time period in question (which includes the problem of successful exit strategies). Latin American interest rates are seen to be more sensitive to US interest rates when the country has a loose dollar peg than when it has a tight peg. It is also argued that such relevant country characteristics as income correlations and openness can vary over time, and that the optimum currency area criterion is accordingly endogenous
Obstacles to international macroeconomic policy coordination by Jeffrey A Frankel( Book )

23 editions published between 1986 and 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 460 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Coordination of macroeconomic policies among countries is not as straightforward in practice as it appears in theory. This paper discusses three obstacles to successful international coordination: (1) uncertainty as to the correct initial position of the economy, (2) uncertainty as to the correct objective, and (3) uncertainty as to the correct model linking policy actions to their effects in the economy. Previous results (NBER Working Paper No. 2059) showed that coordination under conditions of policy-maker disagreement about the correct model could very well reduce national welfare rather than raise it. This paper extends those results to allow for explicit policy-maker recognition of uncertainty regarding the correct model, as well as uncertainty regarding the model to which other policy-makers subscribe. It also shows that the potential gains from coordination, even when positive, are usually small relative to the gains from unilateral policy changes based on improved knowledge of the model
Financial markets and monetary policy by Jeffrey A Frankel( Book )

15 editions published between 1995 and 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 459 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the first section, Frankel explores what information the theory of optimal portfolio diversification can give the macroeconomist. In the second section, he considers what economic variables central bankers might use to gauge whether monetary policy is too tight or too loose. And in the final section, he looks at the range of uncertainty over policy effects and how that complicates coordination of macroeconomic policymaking. The book concludes with a sympathetic analysis of nominal GDP targeting
The regionalization of the world economy by Jeffrey A Frankel( Book )

16 editions published between 1997 and 2007 in English and held by 456 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Several chapters explore the economic effects of regional arrangements on patterns of trade, either on price differentials or via the gravity model on bilateral trade flows. In addition, this book examines the theoretical foundation of the gravity model. The gravity model is supported as a useful method for empirical analysis, first by Deardorff's masterly demonstration of its theoretical underpinnings in virtually all trade models, then by flexible and subtle applications with adequate robustness checks. The papers collectively provide the first concentrated generalization and data-centered execution of Krugman's influential early-1990s bilateralism model
Regionalism and rivalry : Japan and the United States in Pacific Asia by Jeffrey A Frankel( Book )

19 editions published between 1993 and 2007 in English and held by 449 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As Japan's newfound economic power leads to increased political power, there is concern that Japan may be turning East Asia into a regional economic bloc to rival the U.S. and Europe. In Regionalism and Rivalry, leading economists and political scientists address this concern by looking at three central questions: Is Japan forming a trading bloc in Pacific Asia? Does Japan use foreign direct investment in Southeast Asia to achieve national goals? Does Japan possess the leadership qualities necessary for a nation assuming greater political responsibility in international affairs?. The authors c
The Internationalization of equity markets by Jeffrey A Frankel( Book )

34 editions published between 1993 and 2008 in English and held by 444 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This timely volume addresses important recent trends in the internationalization of equity markets. These trends include increasing securitization as many countries come to rely more than ever before on markets in equities and bonds, extensive market integration through foreign investment and resulting links among stock prices around the world, and the opening of national financial systems of newly industrializing countries to international financial flows and institutions as governments remove capital controls and other barriers." "Eight essays examine such issues as the current extent of international market integration, gains to U.S. investors through international diversification, fundamental macroeconomic determinants of securities prices, home-country bias in investing, securities transactions taxes, the role of time and location around the world in stock trading, and the behavior of country funds. Other long-standing questions about equity markets are also addressed, such as market efficiency and the accuracy of models of expected returns, including a particular focus on variances, covariances, and the price of risk, as in the Capital Asset Pricing Model." "The Internationalization of Equity Markets will interest academic and business economists concerned with stock market behavior around the world."--BOOK JACKET
Six possible meanings of overvaluation : the 1981-85 dollar by Jeffrey A Frankel( Book )

15 editions published in 1985 in English and Undetermined and held by 411 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The microstructure of foreign exchange markets by Jeffrey A Frankel( Book )

19 editions published between 1996 and 2009 in English and French and held by 392 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The foreign exchange market is the largest, fastest-growing financial market in the world. Yet conventional macroeconomic approaches do not explain why people trade foreign exchange. At the same time, they fail to explain the short-run determinants of the exchange rate. These nine innovative essays use a microstructure approach to analyze the workings of the foreign exchange market, with special emphasis on institutional aspects and the actual behavior of market participants. They examine the volume of transactions, heterogeneity of traders, the time of day and location of trading, the bid-ask
Does foreign exchange intervention work? by Kathryn M Dominguez( Book )

12 editions published in 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 386 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The yen/dollar agreement, liberalizing Japanese capital markets by Jeffrey A Frankel( Book )

13 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Open regionalism in a world of continental trade blocs by Jeffrey A Frankel( Book )

48 editions published between 1993 and 1998 in English and held by 229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Using the gravity model, we find evidence of three continental trading blocs: the Americas, Europe and Pacific Asia. Intra-regional trade exceeds what can be explained by the proximity of a pair of countries, their sizes and GNP/capitas, and whether they share a common border or language. We then turn from the econometrics to the economic welfare implications. Krugman has supplied an argument against a three-bloc world, assuming no transport costs, and another argument in favor, assuming prohibitively high transportation costs between continents. We complete the model for the realistic case where intercontinental transport costs are neither prohibitive nor zero. If transport costs are low, continental Free Trade Areas can reduce welfare. We call such blocs super-natural. Partial liberalization is better than full liberalization within regional Preferential Trading Arrangements, despite the GATT's Article 24. The super-natural zone occurs when the regionalization of trade policy exceeds what is justified by natural factors. Estimates suggest that trading blocs like the current EC are super-natural
Global transmission of interest rates : monetary independence and currency regime by Jeffrey A Frankel( Book )

26 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rates but insensitive to U.S. interest rates. This paper-a joint product of Macroeconomics and Growth, Development Research Group, and the Chief Economist Unit, Latin America and the Caribbean Region-is part of a larger effort in the Bank to understand the functioning of alternative currency arrangements. The authors may be contacted at,, or
Exchange rate expectations and the risk premium : tests for a cross-section of 17 currencies by Jeffrey A Frankel( Book )

34 editions published between 1986 and 1991 in English and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Abstract: Three surveys of exchange rate expectations allow us to measure directly the expected rates of return on yen versus dollars. Expectations of yen appreciation against the dollar have been (1) consistently large, (2) variable, and (3) greater than the forward premium, implying that investors were willing to accept a lower expected return on dollar assets. At short-term horizons expectations exhibit bandwagon effects, while at longer-term horizons they show the reverse. A 10 percent yen appreciation generates the expectation of a further appreciation of 2.4 percent over the following week, for example, but a depreciation of 3.4 percent over the following year. At any horizon, investors would do better to reduce the absolute magnitude of expected depreciation. The true spot rate process behaves more like a random walk
NBER International Seminar on Macroeconomics 2005 by Mass.> National Bureau of Economic Research. <Cambridge( Book )

15 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The NBER International Seminar on Macroeconomics brings together leading American and European economists to discuss a broad range of current issues in global macroeconomics. An international companion to the more American-focused NBER Macroeconomics Annual, the 2005 volume first explores macroeconomic issues of interest to all advanced economies, then analyzes topical questions concerning the eastward expansion of the European Monetary Union. Jeffrey A. Frankel is James W. Harpel Professor of Capital Formation and Economic Growth at Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government. Christopher A. Pissarides is Professor of Economics at the London School of Economics. Both are Research Associates at the National Bureau of Economic Research
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American economic policy in the 1990s
Alternative Names
Frankel, J.

Frankel, J. 1952-

Frankel, Jefferey A. 1952-

Frankel Jeffrey

Frankel, Jeffrey 1952-

Frankel, Jeffrey Alexander 1952-

Jeffrey Frankel economist


フランケル, J.A.

フランケル, ジェフェリー・A

フランケル, ジェフリー・A

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American economic policy in the 1990sPreventing currency crises in emerging marketsRegional trading blocs in the world economic systemOn exchange ratesFinancial markets and monetary policyThe regionalization of the world economyRegionalism and rivalry : Japan and the United States in Pacific AsiaThe Internationalization of equity markets