Dr Martin Berka

Honorary Research Associate

School of Economics and Finance

Martin Berka


BA Comenius University, MA Central European University, PhD University of British Columbia

Research interests

Martin's primary research interests lie in international finance and trade, open macroeconomics and monetary economics. He is also the founding co-director of the Open Economy Macroeconomics Research Programme at the Australian National University, and a research associate at the Globalization and Monetary Policy Institute (Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas) and the Centers for International Price Research (Vanderbilt University).

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In the video clip below, Martin discusses his research into macroeconomics and international finance and trade, harvesting database information to test economic theories, and the importance of price signals.

Selected publications

  • 'Trends in European real exchange rates' (with Michael B. Devereux), Economic Policy, 28, 74 (2013), pp. 193-242.
  • 'Real exchange rate adjustment in and out of the Eurozone' (with Michael B. Devereux and Charles Engel),  American Economic Review, 102, 3 (2012), pp. 179-185.
  • 'International risk-sharing and commodity prices' (with Mario J. Crucini and Chih-Wei Wang), Canadian Journal of Economics, 45, 2 (2012), pp. 417-447.
  • 'The consumption terms of trade and commodity prices' (with Mario J. Crucini), Commodity Prices and Markets, eds. Ito and Rose, NBER book series published by University of Chicago Press (2011), pp. 119-145, ISBN: 0-226-38689-9.
  • 'Non-linear adjustment in international prices and physical characteristics of goods', Review of International Economics, 17, 1 (2009), pp. 51-73.

Working papers

  • Basle accord and financial intermediation: The impact of policy (with Christian Zimmermann), FRB St. Louis WP 2011-042A, (2011).
  • What determines European real exchange rates? (with Michael B. Devereux), CAMA WP 17/2010, (2010).
  • Price setting in a leading Swiss online supermarket (with Michael B. Devereux and Thomas Rudolph), NBER WP 17126, (2010).