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The Equilibrium Exchange Rate of Mauritius: Evidence from Two Structural Models

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  • Patrick Imam
  • Camelia Minoiu

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In this paper we assess the equilibrium value of the Mauritian rupee in 2006-7 and over the medium run using two structural models. First, we derive a current account-based measure of the exchange rate equilibrium using the macroeconomic balance approach. Second, we estimate a reduced-form fundamental equilibrium exchange rate measure. Our results, which are robust to an alternative non-econometric approach, suggest that the Mauritian rupee was aligned with its equilibrium value in 2006-7 and little adjustment appeared necessary over the medium run.

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  • Patrick Imam & Camelia Minoiu, 2011. "The Equilibrium Exchange Rate of Mauritius: Evidence from Two Structural Models," Emerging Markets Finance and Trade, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 47(6), pages 134-147, November.
  • Handle: RePEc:mes:emfitr:v:47:y:2011:i:6:p:134-147
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