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Exchange Rates and Economic Fundamentals


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  • Steven A. Symansky
  • Peter B. Clark
  • Leonardo Bartolini
  • Tamim Bayoumi


This paper summarizes the methods and types of indicators that are often employed, both insid and outside the IMF, to assess whether exchange rates are broadly in line with economic fundamentals.

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Paper provided by International Monetary Fund in its series IMF Occasional Papers with number 115.

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Length: 31
Date of creation: 15 Sep 1994
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Handle: RePEc:imf:imfocp:115

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