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Currency Misalignments and Exchange Rate Regimes in Emerging and Developing Countries

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  • Virginie Coudert
  • Cécile Couharde

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Pegged exchange rates are often pointed out as more prone to risk of overvaluation, because their real exchange rates have a tendency to appreciate. We check this assumption empirically over a large sample of emerging and developing countries, by using two databases for de facto classifications by Levy-Yeyati and Sturzenegger (2003) and by Reinhart and Rogoff (2004). We assess currency misalignments by estimating real equilibrium exchange rates taking into account a Balassa effect and the impact of net foreign assets. Pegged currencies are shown to be more overvalued than floating ones.

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Keywords: Exchange rate regimes; emerging and developing countries; misalignments;

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