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The Overvaluation of Renminbi Undervaluation

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  • Yin-Wong Cheung
  • Menzie D. Chinn
  • Eiji Fujii

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We evaluate whether the Renminbi (RMB) is misaligned, relying upon conventional statistical methods of inference. A framework built around the relationship between relative price and relative output levels is used. We find that, once sampling uncertainty and serial correlation are accounted for, there is little statistical evidence that the RMB is undervalued. The result is robust to various choices of country samples and sample periods, as well as to the inclusion of control variables.

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Paper provided by CESifo Group Munich in its series CESifo Working Paper Series with number 1918.

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Date of creation: 2007
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Handle: RePEc:ces:ceswps:_1918

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Keywords: absolute purchasing power parity; exchange rates; real income; capital controls; currency misalignment;

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