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Is the Chinese currency substantially misaligned to warrant further appreciation?

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  • Qin, Duo
  • He, Xinhua

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This study provides quarterly time-series estimates of the misalignment in the REER of the Renminbi (RMB). The estimation is based on a commonly used economic approach, but with a wider and more up-to-date coverage of data and a more extensive use of econometric modelling techniques. Our estimates corroborate and explain most of the previous estimates. More importantly, our estimates demonstrate that there is no significant undervaluation in the REER of the RMB though downward misalignment exists in the trilateral rates between the RMB, US$ and euro. The finding refutes the claim that RMB appreciation is the primary and necessary solution to the current global trade imbalance.

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  • Qin, Duo & He, Xinhua, 2010. "Is the Chinese currency substantially misaligned to warrant further appreciation?," Economics Discussion Papers 2010-8, Kiel Institute for the World Economy (IfW).
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    • F31 - International Economics - - International Finance - - - Foreign Exchange
    • F41 - International Economics - - Macroeconomic Aspects of International Trade and Finance - - - Open Economy Macroeconomics

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