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New Zealand’s short- and medium-term real exchange rate volatility: drivers and policy implications

Some simple cross-country comparisons of exchange rate volatility are presented, suggesting that New Zealand's exchange rate has been more volatile than those of many of its peers. The note also discusses possible reasons for the volatility, and possible policy responses

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Paper provided by Reserve Bank of New Zealand in its series Reserve Bank of New Zealand Analytical Notes series with number AN2013/03.

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Length: 35 p.
Date of creation: Jun 2013
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Handle: RePEc:nzb:nzbans:2013/03
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