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Sources of Nominal Exchange Rate Fluctuations in South Africa

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  • Jan Gottschalk
  • Ashok Bhundia

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This paper investigates the sources of fluctuations in the rand-U.S. dollar exchange rate in 2001 and 2002 using an empirical exchange rate model which identifies aggregate supply, aggregate demand, and nominal disturbances as possible sources for exchange rate fluctuations. According to our results, nominal disturbances explain by far most of the rand depreciation in the final quarter of 2001. The fact that the nominal effective exchange rate also depreciated sharply suggests the nominal disturbances were domestically generated. From a preliminary examination of the relative movements in policy interest rates in South Africa and the United States, along with growth rates in both narrow and broad monetary aggregates in South Africa, it is difficult to isolate the underlying cause of the nominal disturbances in 2001 and 2002. Clearly, the task remains a challenging one with the empirical tools available.

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  • Jan Gottschalk & Ashok Bhundia, 2003. "Sources of Nominal Exchange Rate Fluctuations in South Africa," IMF Working Papers 03/252, International Monetary Fund.
  • Handle: RePEc:imf:imfwpa:03/252
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    1. Katie Farrant & Gert Peersman, 2005. "Accounting for the source of exchange rate movements: new evidence," Bank of England working papers 269, Bank of England.
    2. Amos C. Peters, 2016. "Monetary policy, exchange rate targeting and fear of floating in emerging market economies," International Economics and Economic Policy, Springer, vol. 13(2), pages 255-281, April.
    3. Bonga-Bonga, Lumengo, 2018. "Uncovering equity market contagion among BRICS countries: An application of the multivariate GARCH model," The Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance, Elsevier, vol. 67(C), pages 36-44.
    4. Biswajit Maitra, 2016. "Monetary, Real Shocks And Exchange Rate Variations In India," Journal of Economic Development, Chung-Ang Unviersity, Department of Economics, vol. 41(1), pages 81-103, March.

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