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Pertinence de la dévaluation du Franc CFA de janvier 1994 : Une évaluation par le taux de change réel d’équilibre. Cas de l’économie camerounaise
[Relevance of the CFA France devaluation in January 1994: An evaluation by the real exchange rate equilibrium. The case of Cameroon]

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  • Bouoiyour, jamal
  • Kuikeu, Oscar

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In this paper, we estimate, over the period 1980 – 2001, in annual data, the size of distortion (misalignment), of Cameroon’s real exchange rate. This, in the goal to judge relevance of the decision of January 11, 1994, to devaluate of 50% Franc CFA (Fcfa) compared to the French franc (FF). Our results seem to confirm the idea established well today in the literature, of Fcfa overall overvalued during the period having preceded the devaluation.

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Paper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 31357.

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  1. Kuikeu, Oscar, 2011. "Arguments contre la zone franc
    [Against the cfa franc zone]
    ," MPRA Paper 33710, University Library of Munich, Germany.

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