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Estimating the real exchange rate misalignment : case of Gabon

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  • Kuikeu, Oscar

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In cfa franc zone, the exchange rate was devalued, in 1994, in order to deal with the major macroeconomic imbalances that have affected the members during the 1980 decade. Thus, the aim of this paper is to know if this devaluation was relevant for Gabon an member state of the cfa franc zone, and, in the sense that the devaluation is relevant only if the real exchange rate is overvalued, we will assess the degree of the real exchange rate misalignment in Gabon.

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Paper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 39625.

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Keywords: equilibrium real exchange rate; cfa franc zone;

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