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Current account balance and exchange rate adjustment in New Caledonia

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  • Florence Huart

    () (University Lille 1)

  • Gaël Lagadec

    () (University of New Caledonia)

Abstract

New Caledonia has a structural trade deficit. Public transfers from the French State amount to a large part of credits in the current account balance. The local currency, the franc XPF, has had a fixed parity against the euro since 1999. In prospect of independence, which would imply a loss (or decrease) of transfers received from metropolitan France, we evaluate what would be the required adjustment in the F.XPF/euro exchange rate in order to prevent the current account balance from worsening. Results mainly depend on the evolution of the price of nickel.

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  • Florence Huart & Gaël Lagadec, 2013. "Current account balance and exchange rate adjustment in New Caledonia," Economics Bulletin, AccessEcon, vol. 33(1), pages 113-125.
  • Handle: RePEc:ebl:ecbull:eb-12-00423
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    Keywords

    equilibrium exchange rate; external constraint; foreign trade elasticities; devaluation; nickel;

    JEL classification:

    • F3 - International Economics - - International Finance
    • F4 - International Economics - - Macroeconomic Aspects of International Trade and Finance

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