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Equilibrium exchange rates in Central and Eastern Europe: A meta-regression analysis

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  • Égert, Balázs

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    (Oesterreichische Nationalbank)

  • Halpern, László

    (Oesterreichische Nationalbank)

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This paper analyses the ever-growing literature on equilibrium exchange rates in the new EU member states of Central and Eastern Europe in a quantitative manner using meta-regression analysis. The results indicate that the real misalignments reported in the literature are systematically influenced, inter alia, by the underlying theoretical concepts (Balassa-Samuelson effect, Behavioural Equilibrium Exchange Rate, Fundamental Equilibrium Exchange Rate) and by the econometric estimation methods. The important implication of these findings is that a systematic analysis is needed in terms of both alternative economic and econometric specifications to assess equilibrium exchange rates.

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Paper provided by Bank of Finland, Institute for Economies in Transition in its series BOFIT Discussion Papers with number 4/2005.

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Length: 27 pages
Date of creation: 29 Jun 2005
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Handle: RePEc:hhs:bofitp:2005_004

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Keywords: equilibrium exchange rate; Balassa-Samuelson effect; meta-analysis;

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