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What Explains Real and Nominal Exchange Rate Fluctuations? Evidence from SVAR Analysis for India

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  • Inoue, Takeshi
  • Hamori, Shigeyuki

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This study empirically analyzes the sources of the exchange rate fluctuations in India by employing the structural VAR model. The VAR system consists of three variables, i.e., the nominal exchange rate, the real exchange rate, and the relative output of India and a foreign country. Consistent with most previous studies, the empirical evidence demonstrates that real shocks are the main drives of the fluctuations in real and nominal exchange rates, indicating that the central bank cannot maintain the real exchange rate at its desired level over time.

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Paper provided by Institute of Developing Economies, Japan External Trade Organization(JETRO) in its series IDE Discussion Papers with number 216.

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Publication status: Published in IDE Discussion Paper. No. 216. 2009. 10
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Keywords: Exchange Rate; India; RBI; SVAR; India; Foreign Exchange;

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  1. Kubo, Koji, 2013. "Sources of fluctuations in parallel exchange rates and policy reform in Myanmar," IDE Discussion Papers 388, Institute of Developing Economies, Japan External Trade Organization(JETRO).

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