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Real exchange rate volatility, terms-of-trade shocks, and financial integration in primary-commodity exporting economies

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  • Al-Abri, Almukhtar

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Using a panel of 53 primary-commodity exporting countries, we show that greater international financial integration reduces the impact of terms-of-trade shocks on real exchange rate volatility. This reduction is larger when we define financial integration as foreign direct investment.

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  • Al-Abri, Almukhtar, 2013. "Real exchange rate volatility, terms-of-trade shocks, and financial integration in primary-commodity exporting economies," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 120(1), pages 126-129.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolet:v:120:y:2013:i:1:p:126-129
    DOI: 10.1016/j.econlet.2013.04.003
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    1. Saif Al-Abri, Almukhtar, 2014. "How does terms-of-trade behavior shape international financial integration in primary-commodity exporting economies?," Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions and Money, Elsevier, vol. 33(C), pages 335-353.
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    Keywords

    Real exchange rate; International financial integration; Foreign direct investment; Foreign portfolio investment;

    JEL classification:

    • F31 - International Economics - - International Finance - - - Foreign Exchange
    • F32 - International Economics - - International Finance - - - Current Account Adjustment; Short-term Capital Movements

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