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Real exchange rate volatility, financial crises and nominal exchange regimes

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  • Amalia Morales-Zumaquero

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    (Departamento de Teoría e Historia Económica, Facultad de Ciencias Económicas y Empresariales, Universidad de Málaga)

  • Simón Sosvilla-Rivero

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    (Departamento de Economía Cuantitativa, Facultad de Ciencias Económicas y Empresariales, Universidad Complutense de Madrid)

Abstract

This paper examines the sources of real exchange rate (RER) volatility in eighty countries around the world, during the period 1970 to 2011. Our main goal is to explore the role of nominal exchange rate regimes and financial crises in explaining the RER volatility. To that end, we employ two complementary procedures that consist in detecting structural breaks in the RER series and decomposing volatility into its permanent and transitory components. The results confirm that exchange rate volatility does increase with the global financial crises and detect the existence of an inverse relationship between the degree of flexibility in the exchange rate regime and RER volatility using a de facto exchange rate classification.

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Paper provided by Asociación Española de Economía y Finanzas Internacionales in its series Working Papers with number 12-05.

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Length: 56 pages
Date of creation: Oct 2012
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Handle: RePEc:aee:wpaper:1205

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Keywords: Financial Crisis; Structural Breaks; Component-GARCH Model;

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