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The Economic Exchange Rate Exposure: Evidence for a Small Open Economy

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  • Abdul Rashid

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This study examines the economic exchange rate exposure of 22 industries in Pakistan. The key findings of the study are: firstly, the findings show that industry-level share values are statistically significantly influenced by changes in the Pakistani Rupee (PKR)/US-dollar exchange rate, in general. Secondly, a statistically significant lagged response of stock values to exchange rate change is reported. Finally, the highly capital-intensive industries are, however, found to be more exposed to changes in exchange rate in comparison to the less capital-intensive industries. Further, the robustness of the exchange rate exposure does not fall over time.

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Article provided by IUP Publications in its journal The IUP Journal of Monetary Economics.

Volume (Year): VIII (2010)
Issue (Month): 4 (November)
Pages: 46-58

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Handle: RePEc:icf:icfjmo:v:08:y:2010:i:3:p:46-58

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