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Explaining real exchange rate fluctuations

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This paper attempts to explain the sources of real exchange rate fluctuations for a set of advanced economies and Central and Eastern European transition economies. To that end, we first estimate structural (identified) vector autoregression (SVAR) models, and decompose real and nominal exchange rate movements into those caused by real and nominal shocks. We then complete the previous step with an impulse-response analysis. There is evidence of instability in the variance decomposition of the real exchange rates for advanced economies across samples, with a growing importance of nominal shocks. Nominal shocks are also important in some transition economies.

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  • Amalia Morales-Zumaquero, 2006. "Explaining real exchange rate fluctuations," Journal of Applied Economics, Universidad del CEMA, vol. 9, pages 345-360, November.
  • Handle: RePEc:cem:jaecon:v:9:y:2006:n:2:p:345-360
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    1. Kia, Amir, 2013. "Determinants of the real exchange rate in a small open economy: Evidence from Canada," Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions and Money, Elsevier, vol. 23(C), pages 163-178.

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    Keywords

    real and nominal exchange rates; real and nominal shocks; SVAR models; advanced economies; transition economies;

    JEL classification:

    • C50 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric Modeling - - - General
    • F31 - International Economics - - International Finance - - - Foreign Exchange
    • P52 - Economic Systems - - Comparative Economic Systems - - - Comparative Studies of Particular Economies

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