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Misalignment of the Baht and its Trade Balance Consequences for Thailand in the 1980s and 1990s

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  • Ramkishen S. Rajan
  • Rahul Sen
  • Reza Y. Siregar

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This paper examines Thailand's pre-crisis exchange rate policy, focusing on the degree of the country's real exchange rate misalignment pre-crisis and its consequent effects on Thailand's trade balance with its two large trading partners, the US and Japan, in the 1980s and 1990s. Defining misalignment as the difference between actual and 'equilibrium' exchange rates, we estimate three key 'equilibrium' exchange rates of the Thai baht: (a) the real effective equilibrium exchange rate of the Thai baht against its twenty-two major trading partners; (b) the bilateral real equilibrium exchange rates of the baht against the US dollar; and (c) the bilateral real equilibrium exchange rate of the baht against the Japanese yen. Copyright 2004 Blackwell Publishing Ltd.

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Article provided by Wiley Blackwell in its journal The World Economy.

Volume (Year): 27 (2004)
Issue (Month): 7 (07)
Pages: 985-1012

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Handle: RePEc:bla:worlde:v:27:y:2004:i:7:p:985-1012

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  1. Chiu, Yi-Bin & Lee, Chien-Chiang & Sun, Chia-Hung, 2010. "The U.S. trade imbalance and real exchange rate: An application of the heterogeneous panel cointegration method," Economic Modelling, Elsevier, vol. 27(3), pages 705-716, May.
  2. Naseem, N.A.M & Tan, Hui-Boon & Hamizah, M.S, 2008. "Exchange Rate Misalignment, Volatility and Import Flows in Malaysia," MPRA Paper 41571, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  3. niaz ahmad mohd, Naseem & yusop, Zulkornain & masron, Tajul ariffin, 2009. "How did the Malaysian real exchange rate misalign during the 1997 Asian crisis?," MPRA Paper 44922, University Library of Munich, Germany.

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