External Performance in Low-Income Countries
Luca Ricci (),
Lone Engbo Christiansen,
Stephen Tokarick and
Thierry Tressel ()
No 272, IMF Occasional Papers from International Monetary Fund
Assessments of exchange rate misalignments and external imbalances for low-income countries are challenging because methodologies developed for advanced and emerging economies cannot be automatically applied to poorer nations. This paper uses a large database, unique in the set of indicators and number of countries it covers, to estimate the relationship in low-income countries between a set of fundamentals in the medium to long term and the real effective exchange rate, the current account, and the net external assets position.
Keywords: External sector; Low-income developing countries; Real effective exchange rates; exchange rate, current account, real exchange rate, foreign assets, net foreign assets (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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