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Assessing Competitiveness and Real Exchange Rate Misalignment in Low-Income Countries

Assessing Competitiveness and Real Exchange Rate Misalignment in Low-Income Countries »

Source: Assessing Competitiveness and Real Exchange Rate Misalignment in Low-Income Countries

Volume/Issue: 2007/201

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Mark Lewis , Aurelie Martin , and Gabriel Di Bella

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 August 2007

ISBN: 9781451867657

Keywords: Competitiveness, Equilibrium Exchange Rates, Low-Income Countries, reer, exchange rate, export volume, exchange rates, real exchange rate, Comparative Studies of Countries,

Assessing a country's competitiveness routinely starts with an analysis of the real exchange rate. However, in low-income countries, empirical analysis of the real exchange rate is often subject to important limita...

Competitiveness in the CFA Franc Zone

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Source: Competitiveness in the CFA Franc Zone

Volume/Issue: 2007/212

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Charalambos Tsangarides , and Gustavo Ramirez

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 August 2007

ISBN: 9781451867763

Keywords: Competitiveness, CFA franc, WAEMU, CEMAC, exchange rate, reer, exchange rates, real effective exchange rate, effective exchange rate,

This paper reviews the evolution of competitiveness in the CFA franc zone using a proposed comprehensive competitiveness framework. In particular, we examine competitiveness in the WAEMU and CEMAC regions by analyz...

Estimation of a Behavioral Equilibrium Exchange Rate Model for Ghana

Estimation of a Behavioral Equilibrium Exchange Rate Model for Ghana »

Source: Estimation of a Behavioral Equilibrium Exchange Rate Model for Ghana

Volume/Issue: 2007/155

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Elena Loukoianova , and Plamen Iossifov

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 July 2007

ISBN: 9781451867190

Keywords: real effective exchange rate, competitiveness, BEER, reer, exchange rate, effective exchange rate, real exchange rate,

The paper estimates a behavioral equilibrium exchange rate model for Ghana. Regression results show that most of the REER's long-run behavior can be explained by real GDP growth, real interest rate differentials (b...

Euro Area Export Performance and Competitiveness

Euro Area Export Performance and Competitiveness »

Source: Euro Area Export Performance and Competitiveness

Volume/Issue: 2011/140

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Jarkko Turunen , Richard Harmsen , and Tamim Bayoumi

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 June 2011

ISBN: 9781455265459

Keywords: Competitiveness, Trade equations, euro, export, reer, exchange rates, Macroeconomic Policy, Macroeconomic Aspects of Public Finance, and General Outlook: General, Country and Industry Studies of Trade,

Concerns about export growth within the euro area peripheral countries due to a lack of competitiveness within the euro area are a key policy issue. Our analysis suggests that: (i) Long-term price elasticities for...

Export Performance and External Competitiveness in the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

Export Performance and External Competitiveness in the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia »

Source: Export Performance and External Competitiveness in the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

Volume/Issue: 2006/261

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Eva Gutierrez

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 November 2006

ISBN: 9781451865219

Keywords: Competitiveness, equilibrium exchange rate, exchange rate, real exchange rate, reer, real effective exchange rate, Macedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic of, Macedonia, Fyr,

This paper reviews a broad set of indicators of competitiveness in the Macedonian economy and estimates the equilibrium real effective exchange rate (REER) using different methodologies. Although the REER is broadl...

Competitiveness in the CFA Franc Zone

Competitiveness in the CFA Franc Zone »

Volume/Issue: 2007/212

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Charalambos Tsangarides , and Gustavo Ramirez

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 August 2007

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451867763.001

ISBN: 9781451867763

Keywords: Competitiveness, CFA franc, WAEMU, CEMAC, exchange rate, reer, exchange rates, real effective exchange rate, effective exchange rate,

This paper reviews the evolution of competitiveness in the CFA franc zone using a proposed comprehensive competitiveness framework. In particular, we examine competitiveness in the WAEMU and CEMAC regions by analyz...

Estimation of a Behavioral Equilibrium Exchange Rate Model for Ghana

Estimation of a Behavioral Equilibrium Exchange Rate Model for Ghana »

Volume/Issue: 2007/155

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Elena Loukoianova , and Plamen Iossifov

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 July 2007

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451867190.001

ISBN: 9781451867190

Keywords: real effective exchange rate, competitiveness, BEER, reer, exchange rate, effective exchange rate, real exchange rate,

The paper estimates a behavioral equilibrium exchange rate model for Ghana. Regression results show that most of the REER's long-run behavior can be explained by real GDP growth, real interest rate differentials (b...

Euro Area Export Performance and Competitiveness

Euro Area Export Performance and Competitiveness »

Volume/Issue: 2011/140

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Jarkko Turunen , Richard Harmsen , and Tamim Bayoumi

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 June 2011

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781455265459.001

ISBN: 9781455265459

Keywords: Competitiveness, Trade equations, euro, export, reer, exchange rates, Macroeconomic Policy, Macroeconomic Aspects of Public Finance, and General Outlook: General, Country and Industry Studies of Trade,

Concerns about export growth within the euro area peripheral countries due to a lack of competitiveness within the euro area are a key policy issue. Our analysis suggests that: (i) Long-term price elasticities for...

Export Performance and External Competitiveness in the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

Export Performance and External Competitiveness in the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia »

Volume/Issue: 2006/261

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Eva Gutierrez

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 November 2006

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451865219.001

ISBN: 9781451865219

Keywords: Competitiveness, equilibrium exchange rate, exchange rate, real exchange rate, reer, real effective exchange rate, Macedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic of, Macedonia, Fyr,

This paper reviews a broad set of indicators of competitiveness in the Macedonian economy and estimates the equilibrium real effective exchange rate (REER) using different methodologies. Although the REER is broadl...

International Competitiveness of the Mediterranean Quartet
			: A Heterogeneous-Product Approach

International Competitiveness of the Mediterranean Quartet : A Heterogeneous-Product Approach »

Volume/Issue: 2008/240

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Herman Bennett , and Ziga Zarnic

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 October 2008

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451870985.001

ISBN: 9781451870985

Keywords: International competitiveness, real effective exchange rate, product heterogeneity, industry level, structure of competitors, services exports, reer, competitiveness, exporters, exports of goods,

The real effective exchange rate (REER) is the most commonly used measure for assessing international competitiveness. We develop a methodology to estimate the REER that incorporates two distinctive elements that a...