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Oil Prices and Emerging Market Exchange Rates

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  • Ibrahim Turhan
  • Erk Hacihasanoglu
  • Ugur Soytas

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This paper investigates the role of oil prices in explaining the dynamics of selected emerging countries' exchange rates. Using daily data series, the study concludes that a rise in oil prices leads to significant appreciation of emerging economies' currencies against the U.S. dollar. The authors divide daily returns from January 3, 2003, to June 2, 2010, into three subsamples and test the impact of changes in oil prices on exchange rate movements, generalizing impulse response functions to track the dynamic response of each exchange rate in three different time periods. Their findings suggest that oil price dynamics changed significantly in the sample period and the relationship between oil prices and exchange rates became more obvious after the 2008 financial crisis.

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Article provided by M.E. Sharpe, Inc. in its journal Emerging Markets Finance and Trade.

Volume (Year): 49 (2013)
Issue (Month): S1 (January)
Pages: 21-36

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Handle: RePEc:mes:emfitr:v:49:y:2013:i:s1:p:21-36

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Keywords: emerging market exchange rates; financial crisis; oil prices;

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  1. Gazi Salah Uddin & Aviral Kumar Tiwari & Mohamed Arouri & Frederic Teulon, 2014. "On the relationship between oil price and exchange rates: A wavelet analysis," Working Papers 2014-456, Department of Research, Ipag Business School.
  2. Jiranyakul, Komain, 2014. "Oil price volatility and real effective exchange rate: the case of Thailand," MPRA Paper 57196, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  3. Shahbaz, Muhammad & Tiwari, Aviral Kumar & Tahir, Mohammad Iqbal, 2013. "Analyzing Time-Frequency Relationship between Oil Price and Exchange Rate in Pakistan through Wavelets," MPRA Paper 48086, University Library of Munich, Germany, revised 05 Jul 2013.
  4. Tiwari, Aviral Kumar & Mutascu, Mihai Ioan & Albulescu, Claudiu Tiberiu, 2013. "The influence of the international oil prices on the real effective exchange rate in Romania in a wavelet transform framework," Energy Economics, Elsevier, vol. 40(C), pages 714-733.

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