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Real exchange rate misalignments in developing countries: The role of exchange rate flexibility and capital account openness

Wishnu Mahraddika

International Economics, 2020, vol. 163, issue C, 1-24

Abstract: This paper examines the association between real exchange rate (RER) misalignments, exchange rate flexibility, and capital account openness using a panel dataset for 60 developing countries over the period 1980–2014. The analysis is based on an alternative measure of RER that is more consistent with the theoretical concept of RER than the commonly used index, and misalignment estimates that account for country-specific underlying factors. The results suggest that the exchange rate regime and capital account policy are significantly related to the degree of persistence and the magnitude of RER misalignments.

Keywords: Real exchange rate; Exchange rate regime; Capital account openness (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: F31 F38 F41 O24 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2020
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DOI: 10.1016/j.inteco.2020.04.004

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