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Nominal exchange rate volatility, relative price volatility, and the real exchange rate

  • Ganguly, Srideep
  • Breuer, Janice Boucher

We model real exchange rate, nominal exchange rate, and relative price volatility using real and nominal factors. We analyze these volatility measures across developing and industrialized countries. We find that the inclusion of nominal factors achieves a sizable reduction in the real exchange rate volatility spread between developing and industrialized countries. In addition, we find that nominal factors matter to real exchange rate volatility in the short run and the long run, and that for developing countries, a higher share of real exchange rate volatility stems from relative price volatility.

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Volume (Year): 29 (2010)
Issue (Month): 5 (September)
Pages: 840-856

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