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Just how undervalued is the Chinese renminbi?

  • Funke, Michael


    (Hamburg University)

  • Rahn, Jörg


    (Hamburg University)

Given that the value of China’s currency has been hot topic recently, this paper explores the equilibrium levels of China’s real and nominal exchange rates. Employing a Johansen cointegration framework, we focus on the behavioral equilibrium exchange rate (BEER) and permanent equilibrium exchange rate (PEER) models. Our results suggest that, while the renminbi is somewhat undervalued against the dollar, the misalignment is not nearly as exaggerated as many popular claims.

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Paper provided by Bank of Finland, Institute for Economies in Transition in its series BOFIT Discussion Papers with number 14/2004.

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Length: 40 pages
Date of creation: 07 Jul 2004
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Publication status: Published in The World Economy, 2005, pages 465-489.
Handle: RePEc:hhs:bofitp:2004_014
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