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Adopting Currency Convertibility

Adopting Currency Convertibility »

Source: Adopting Currency Convertibility : Experiences and Monetary Policy Considerations for Advanced Developing Countries

Volume/Issue: 1994/96

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Peter Quirk

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 August 1994

ISBN: 9781451950052

Keywords: exchange rate, capital inflows, foreign exchange, domestic credit, capital movements

This paper analyses issues for developing countries with structurally sound balance of payments that are considering a move to full currency convertibility. The main experiences of industrial countries in their dec...

Aggregation of Economic Indicators Across Countries

Aggregation of Economic Indicators Across Countries »

Source: Aggregation of Economic Indicators Across Countries : Exchange Rate versus PPP Based GDP Weights

Volume/Issue: 1992/36

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Marianne Schulze-Gattas , and Anne Gulde

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 May 1992

ISBN: 9781451845396

Keywords: exchange rate, market exchange rates, market exchange rate

Relative GDP shares are frequently used as weights in aggregations. In order to ensure that these weights reflect countries’ shares in real output, GDP data in national currencies should be converted into a...

Anatomy of Sudden Yen Appreciations

Anatomy of Sudden Yen Appreciations »

Source: Anatomy of Sudden Yen Appreciations

Volume/Issue: 2019/136

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Fei Han , and Niklas Westelius

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 July 2019

ISBN: 9781498317344

Keywords: Interest rate differential, Interest rate increases, International financial markets, Interest rates, Exchange rate policy, Carry trade, safe haven effects, exchange rate appreciations, Japan, VIX

The yen is an important barometer for the Japanese economy. Depreciations are typically associated with favorable economic developments such as increased corporate profits, rising equity prices, and upward pressure...

Are Exchange Rates Excessively Volatile? and What Does "Excessively Volatile" Mean, Anyway?

Are Exchange Rates Excessively Volatile? and What Does "Excessively Volatile" Mean, Anyway? »

Source: Are Exchange Rates Excessively Volatile? and What Does "Excessively Volatile" Mean, Anyway?

Volume/Issue: 1995/85

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Gordon Bodnar , and Leonardo Bartolini

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 August 1995

ISBN: 9781451850697

Keywords: exchange rate, exchange rates, exchange rate volatility, equation, predictions

Using data for the major currencies from 1973 to 1994, we apply recent tests of asset price volatility to re-examine whether exchange rates have been excessively volatile with respect to the predictions of the mone...

Asset Market and Balance of Payments Characteristics

Asset Market and Balance of Payments Characteristics »

Source: Asset Market and Balance of Payments Characteristics : An Eclectic Exchange Rate Model for the Dollar, Mark, and Yen

Volume/Issue: 1995/55

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Ronald MacDonald

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 June 1995

ISBN: 9781451847581

Keywords: exchange rate, exchange rates, equation, cointegration, real exchange rate

In this paper we use an exchange rate model that combines asset market characteristics with balance of payments interactions to examine the nominal effective exchange rates of the German mark, Japanese yen, and U.S...

Asymmetric Adjustment and Nonlinear Dynamics in Real Exchange Rates

Asymmetric Adjustment and Nonlinear Dynamics in Real Exchange Rates »

Source: Asymmetric Adjustment and Nonlinear Dynamics in Real Exchange Rates

Volume/Issue: 2003/159

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Gene Leon , and Serineh Najarian

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 July 2003

ISBN: 9781451857696

Keywords: Nonlinearities, asymmetry, exchange rate, exchange rates, nonlinearity, statistics, real exchange rate,

This paper examines whether deviations from PPP are stationary in the presence of nonlinearity, and whether the adjustment toward PPP is symmetric from above and below. Using alternative nonlinear models, our resul...

The Behavior of Currencies during Risk-off Episodes1

The Behavior of Currencies during Risk-off Episodes1 »

Source: The Behavior of Currencies during Risk-off Episodes

Volume/Issue: 2013/8

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Reinout De Bock , and Irineu de Carvalho Filho

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 11 January 2013

ISBN: 9781557755308

Keywords: Risk-off episodes, safe haven currencies, exchange rate, currency markets, capital flows, global financial crisis,

Episodes of increased global risk aversion, also known as risk-off episodes, have become more frequent and severe since 2007. During these episodes, currency markets exhibit recurrent patterns, as the Japanese yen,...

Can International Macroeconomic Models Explain Low-Frequency Movements of Real Exchange Rates?

Can International Macroeconomic Models Explain Low-Frequency Movements of Real Exchange Rates? »

Source: Can International Macroeconomic Models Explain Low-Frequency Movements of Real Exchange Rates?

Volume/Issue: 2012/13

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Pau Rabanal , and Juan Rubio-Ramirez

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 2012

ISBN: 9781463931186

Keywords: International Business Cycles, Spectrum, Cointegration, tfp, intermediate goods, elasticity of substitution, business cycle, Can International Macroeconomic Models Explain Low-Frequency Movements of Real Exchange Rates?, International Monetary Arrangements and Institutions, Open Economy Macroeconomics,

Real exchange rates exhibit important low-frequency fluctuations. This makes the analysis of real exchange rates at all frequencies a more sound exercise than the typical business cycle one, which compares actual a...

Co-Movements in Long-Term Interest Rates and the Role of PPP-Based Exchange Rate Expectations

Co-Movements in Long-Term Interest Rates and the Role of PPP-Based Exchange Rate Expectations »

Source: Co-Movements in Long-Term Interest Rates and the Role of PPP-Based Exchange Rate Expectations

Volume/Issue: 1999/81

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Klaas Knot , and Jan Berk

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 June 1999

ISBN: 9781451850345

Keywords: interest parity relations, exchange rate expectations, exchange rate, bond, bond yields, exchange rates

This paper investigates international co-movement in bond yields by testing for uncovered interest parity (UIP). Existing work is supplemented by focusing on long instead of short-term interest rates and by employi...

Competitiveness Indicators

Competitiveness Indicators »

Source: Competitiveness Indicators : A Theoretical and Empirical Assessment

Volume/Issue: 1994/29

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Ian Marsh , and Stephen Tokarick

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 March 1994

ISBN: 9781451844733

Keywords: reer, exchange rate, unit labor costs, real exchange rate, export unit

This paper discusses five indicators of competitiveness: real exchange rates based on consumer price indices, export unit values of manufacturing goods, the relative price of traded to nontraded goods, normalized u...