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Source: A New Look at Exchange Rate Volatility and Trade Flows

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Peter Clark , Shang-Jin Wei , Natalia Tamirisa , Azim Sadikov , and Li Zeng

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 30 September 2004

ISBN: 9781589063587

Keywords: Capital flows, Exchange rates, Trade, exchange rate, exchange rate volatility, real exchange rate, bilateral trade

The effect of exchange rate volatility on trade flows was examined by a 1984 IMF study on G-7 countries. Over the past two decades, many developments in the world economy, such as the currency crises in the 1990s a...

Front Matter

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Source: A New Look at Exchange Rate Volatility and Trade Flows

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Peter Clark , Shang-Jin Wei , Natalia Tamirisa , Azim Sadikov , and Li Zeng

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 30 September 2004

ISBN: 9781589063587

Keywords: Capital flows, Exchange rates, Trade, exchange rate, exchange rate volatility, real exchange rate, bilateral trade

The effect of exchange rate volatility on trade flows was examined by a 1984 IMF study on G-7 countries. Over the past two decades, many developments in the world economy, such as the currency crises in the 1990s a...

Appendix: Determining Whether Countries with Stable Exchange Rates and a Common Currency Trade More

Appendix: Determining Whether Countries with Stable Exchange Rates and a Common Currency Trade More »

Source: A New Look at Exchange Rate Volatility and Trade Flows

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Peter Clark , Shang-Jin Wei , Natalia Tamirisa , Azim Sadikov , and Li Zeng

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 30 September 2004

ISBN: 9781589063587

Keywords: Capital flows, Exchange rates, Trade, exchange rate, exchange rate volatility, real exchange rate, bilateral trade

While there is some evidence of a negative effect of exchange rate volatility on trade, it is not robust to variations in specification. This is true both for aggreg...

I Overview

I Overview »

Source: A New Look at Exchange Rate Volatility and Trade Flows

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Peter Clark , Shang-Jin Wei , Natalia Tamirisa , Azim Sadikov , and Li Zeng

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 30 September 2004

ISBN: 9781589063587

Keywords: Capital flows, Exchange rates, Trade, exchange rate, exchange rate volatility, real exchange rate, bilateral trade

In 1984 the IMF produced a study for the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) on the impact of exchange rate volatility on world trade. That study was motivated by an increase in protec...

II A Brief Review of the Theoretical and Empirical Literature

II A Brief Review of the Theoretical and Empirical Literature »

Source: A New Look at Exchange Rate Volatility and Trade Flows

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Peter Clark , Shang-Jin Wei , Natalia Tamirisa , Azim Sadikov , and Li Zeng

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 30 September 2004

ISBN: 9781589063587

Keywords: Capital flows, Exchange rates, Trade, exchange rate, exchange rate volatility, real exchange rate, bilateral trade

Since the appearance of the 1984 IMF study on the effects of exchange rate volatility on trade, two survey papers covering the literature on this topic have appeared, Côté (1994) and McKenzie (1...

III Recent History and Geography of Exchange Rate Volatility

III Recent History and Geography of Exchange Rate Volatility »

Source: A New Look at Exchange Rate Volatility and Trade Flows

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Peter Clark , Shang-Jin Wei , Natalia Tamirisa , Azim Sadikov , and Li Zeng

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 30 September 2004

ISBN: 9781589063587

Keywords: Capital flows, Exchange rates, Trade, exchange rate, exchange rate volatility, real exchange rate, bilateral trade

Measuring Exchange Rate Volatility In the voluminous literature on exchange rate volatility and trade, there is no consensus on the appropriate method for measuring such volatility....

Rethinking the Governance of the International Monetary Fund

Rethinking the Governance of the International Monetary Fund »

Volume/Issue: 2006/273

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Abbas Mirakhor , and Iqbal Zaidi

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 2006

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451865332.001

ISBN: 9781451865332

Keywords: International Monetary Arrangements and Institutions, voting, exchange rates, capital flows, International Economic Order,

This paper attempts to set out the principal issues that need to be resolved in formulating a proposal for quotas and voice reform in the IMF that could command broad support. Following John Rawls, we argue that "j...

Structural Factors Affecting Exchange Rate Volatility
			: A Cross-Section Study

Structural Factors Affecting Exchange Rate Volatility : A Cross-Section Study »

Volume/Issue: 2004/147

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Jorge Canales Kriljenko , and Karl Habermeier

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 August 2004

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451856767.001

ISBN: 9781451856767

Keywords: Exchange rate, volatility, exchange rate volatility, exchange rates, foreign exchange market, Macroeconomic Aspects of International Trade and Finance,

The paper examines factors affecting exchange rate volatility, with an emphasis on structural features of the foreign exchange regime. It draws for the first time on detailed survey data collected by the IMF on for...

The Transfer Problem Revisited
			: Net Foreign Assets and Real Exchange Rates

The Transfer Problem Revisited : Net Foreign Assets and Real Exchange Rates »

Volume/Issue: 2000/123

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Gian Milesi-Ferretti , and Philip Lane

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 July 2000

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451854602.001

ISBN: 9781451854602

Keywords: Real exchange rates, net foreign assets, exchange rates, exchange rate, real exchange rate, foreign assets

The relationship between international payments and the real exchange rate—the “transfer problem”—is a classic question in international economics. We use new data on countries’ n...

Welfare Effects of Uzbekistan's Foreign Exchange Regime

Welfare Effects of Uzbekistan's Foreign Exchange Regime »

Volume/Issue: 2000/61

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 March 2000

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451848168.001

ISBN: 9781451848168

Keywords: Welfare Analysis, Quasi-Fiscal Operations, exchange rates, exchange rate, foreign trade, multiple exchange rate

In addition to transferring about 16 percent of GDP from exporters to importers, Uzbekistan’s quasi-fiscal multiple exchange rate regime generates identifiable welfare losses of 2-8 percent of GDP on import...