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Estimating the real exchange rate misalignment : case of Gabon


  • Kuikeu, Oscar


In cfa franc zone, the exchange rate was devalued, in 1994, in order to deal with the major macroeconomic imbalances that have affected the members during the 1980 decade. Thus, the aim of this paper is to know if this devaluation was relevant for Gabon an member state of the cfa franc zone, and, in the sense that the devaluation is relevant only if the real exchange rate is overvalued, we will assess the degree of the real exchange rate misalignment in Gabon.

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  • Kuikeu, Oscar, 2012. "Estimating the real exchange rate misalignment : case of Gabon," MPRA Paper 39625, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  • Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:39625

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    equilibrium real exchange rate; cfa franc zone;

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    • C33 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Multiple or Simultaneous Equation Models; Multiple Variables - - - Models with Panel Data; Spatio-temporal Models
    • F31 - International Economics - - International Finance - - - Foreign Exchange

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