Equilibrium Exchange Rates and Misalignments: The Case of Homogenous Emerging Countries
Christian K. Tipoy (),
Marthinus Breitenbach () and
Mulatu Zerihun ()
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Christian K. Tipoy: School of Accounting, Economics and Finance, University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
SPOUDAI Journal of Economics and Business, 2016, vol. 66, issue 4, 3-25
We compute the exchange rate misalignment for a set of emerging economies between 1980 and 2013 using the behavioural equilibrium exchange rate definition. The real equilibrium exchange rate is constructed using a parsimonious model and estimators that are robust to cross-sectional independence and small sample size bias. We find that these countries tend to intervene to avoid real appreciation of their currencies following a rise in relative productivity, casting doubt on the Balassa-Samuelson effect. East-Asian countries have maintained their currencies at an artificially low level in order to remain competitive and boost economic growth these past years.
Keywords: equilibrium exchange rate; panel cointegration; autoregressive distributed lag (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: F31 C23 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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