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Le taux de change réel d'équilibre : une introduction


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  • Nicolas Sobczak
  • Céline Prigent
  • Hervé Joly
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    [eng] The Real Equilibrium Exchange Rate: An Introduction by Hervé Joly, Céline Prigent and Nicolas Sobczak . This article presents the two main real equilibrium exchange rate theories. The first approach is based on a two-sector general equilibrium model. It defines the real exchange rate as the relative price of tradeable goods compared with goods. It is the most complete as a theory, but its empirical application is complicated. The second approach is "macroeconomic". The real exchange rate is defined here as a competitiveness indicator. Its equilibrium level enables equilibrium to be attained whilst remaining compatible with internal equilibrium. The empirical calculation is easier and uses most robust mechanisms in macroeconometric models. These two approaches have certain points in common, notably intertemporal definition of external equilibrium. They moreover appear to be largely complementary insofar as they implicitly to different forecasting periods. [fre] Le taux de change réel d'équilibre : une introduction par Hervé Joly, Céline Prigent, Nicolas Sobczak . Cet article présente les deux principales théories du taux de change réel d'équilibre. La première approche repose sur un modèle d'équilibre général intertemporel à deux secteurs; elle définit le taux de change réel comme le prix relatif des biens échangeables par rapport aux biens non-échangeables. Elle est la plus achevée d'un point de vue théorique mais est complexe à mettre en oeuvre empiriquement. La seconde approche est plus "macro-économique". Le change réel y est défini comme un indicateur de compétitivité; son niveau d'équilibre permet d'atteindre l'équilibre externe tout en étant compatible avec l'équilibre interne. Le calcul empirique est plus aisé et s'appuie les mécanismes les plus robustes inscrits dans les modèles macro-économétriques. Ces deux approches présentent des points communs, en particulier une définition intertemporelle de l'équilibre extérieur. Elles paraissent par ailleurs largement complémentaires dans la mesure où elles se réfèrent implicitement à des horizons temporels différents.

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    Article provided by Programme National Persée in its journal Économie & prévision.

    Volume (Year): 123 (1996)
    Issue (Month): 2 ()
    Pages: 1-21

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    Handle: RePEc:prs:ecoprv:ecop_0249-4744_1996_num_123_2_5787

    Note: DOI:10.3406/ecop.1996.5787
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