EconPapers    
Economics at your fingertips  
 

Current-account adjustments and exchange-rate misalignments

Blaise Gnimassoun () and Valérie Mignon ()

No 2013-31, EconomiX Working Papers from University of Paris Nanterre, EconomiX

Abstract: This paper aims at studying current-account imbalances by paying a particular attention to exchange-rate misalignments. We rely on a nonlinear model linking the persistence of current-account imbalances to the deviation of the exchange rate to its equilibrium value. Estimating a panel smooth transition regression model on a sample of 22 industrialized countries, we show that persistence of current-account imbalances strongly depends on currency misalignments. More specifically, while there is no persistence in cases of currency undervaluation or weak overvaluation, persistence tends to augment for overvaluations higher than 11%. In addition, whereas disequilibria are persistent even for very low overvaluations in the euro area, persistence is observed only for overvaluations higher than 14% for non-eurozone members.

Keywords: current-account imbalances; current-account persistence; exchange-rate misalignments; panel smooth transition regression models (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: F32 F31 C33 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-cba, nep-mon and nep-opm
Date: 2013
References: View references in EconPapers View complete reference list from CitEc
Citations: View citations in EconPapers (8) Track citations by RSS feed

Downloads: (external link)
http://economix.fr/pdf/dt/2013/WP_EcoX_2013-31.pdf (application/pdf)

Related works:
Working Paper: Current-Account Adjustments and Exchange-Rate Misalignments (2013) Downloads
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.

Export reference: BibTeX RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan) HTML/Text

Persistent link: https://EconPapers.repec.org/RePEc:drm:wpaper:2013-31

Access Statistics for this paper

More papers in EconomiX Working Papers from University of Paris Nanterre, EconomiX Contact information at EDIRC.
Bibliographic data for series maintained by Valerie Mignon ().

 
Page updated 2019-08-20
Handle: RePEc:drm:wpaper:2013-31