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How misaligned is the Australian real exchange rate?

  • Satish Chand

This paper uses quarterly data from September 1981 to December 2000 to quantify the extent to which the Australian real exchange rate is misaligned relative to its long-run equilibrium value. Our modelling suggest, that as of December 2000, the real exchange rate was seven percent below its equilibrium value; this figure is modest in comparison to purchasing power parity indicators that suggest considerably greater misalignment. Furthermore, once short-run dynamics are accounted for, even this anomaly disappears.

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Paper provided by International and Development Economics in its series International and Development Economics Working Papers with number idec01-2.

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Length: 30 pages
Date of creation: 2001
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Handle: RePEc:idc:wpaper:idec01-2
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