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Exchange Rates and Economic Fundamentals
			: A Framework for Analysis

Exchange Rates and Economic Fundamentals : A Framework for Analysis »

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Steven Symansky , Peter Clark , Leonardo Bartolini , and Tamim Bayoumi

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 September 1994

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781557754516.084

ISBN: 9781557754516

Keywords: Exchange rates, exchange rate, real exchange rate, current account, real exchange rates

This paper summarizes the methods and types of indicators that are often employed, both insid and outside the IMF, to assess whether exchange rates are broadly in line with economic fundamentals....

Methodology for Current Account and Exchange Rate Assessments

Methodology for Current Account and Exchange Rate Assessments »

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): G. Kincaid , Martin Fetherston , Peter Isard , and Hamid Faruqee

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 28 December 2001

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781589060814.084

ISBN: 9781589060814

Keywords: Current account balances, Exchange rates, current account, exchange rate, current account positions, real exchange rate

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Exchange Rate Assessment
			: Extension of the Macroeconomic Balance Approach

Exchange Rate Assessment : Extension of the Macroeconomic Balance Approach »

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Peter Isard , and Hamid Faruqee

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 24 July 1998

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781557757319.084

ISBN: 9781557757319

Keywords: Exchange rates, current account, exchange rate, real exchange rate, current accounts

The IMF's internal analysis of exchange rate issues has been guided by, and limited by, the conceptual and empirical frameworks that have emerged from the collective research of the economics profession. The resear...

Exchange Rate Assessments
			: CGER Methodologies

Exchange Rate Assessments : CGER Methodologies »

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Jaewoo Lee , Jonathan Ostry , Alessandro Prati , Luca Ricci , and Gian Milesi-Ferretti

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 07 April 2008

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781589066380.084

ISBN: 9781589066380

Keywords: Exchange rates, Exchange rate assessments, current account, exchange rate, current account balance, real exchange rate

The rapid increase in international trade and financial integration over the past decade and the growing importance of emerging markets in world trade and GDP have inspired the IMF to place stronger emphasis on mul...

I Introduction

I Introduction »

Source: Exchange Rates and Economic Fundamentals : A Framework for Analysis

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Steven Symansky , Peter Clark , Leonardo Bartolini , and Tamim Bayoumi

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 September 1994

ISBN: 9781557754516

Keywords: Exchange rates, exchange rate, real exchange rate, current account, real exchange rates

Article IV of the International Monetary Fund’s Articles of Agreement stipulates, among other things, that the Fund “shall exercise firm surveillance over the exchange rate policies of members.” An integral...

II International Competitiveness Indicators

II International Competitiveness Indicators »

Source: Exchange Rates and Economic Fundamentals : A Framework for Analysis

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Steven Symansky , Peter Clark , Leonardo Bartolini , and Tamim Bayoumi

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 September 1994

ISBN: 9781557754516

Keywords: Exchange rates, exchange rate, real exchange rate, current account, real exchange rates

Purchasing Power Parity: Basic Concepts An important determinant of a country’s external payments position is its export competitiveness. The most common approach to the analysis of...

III Macroeconomic Balance Approach

III Macroeconomic Balance Approach »

Source: Exchange Rates and Economic Fundamentals : A Framework for Analysis

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Steven Symansky , Peter Clark , Leonardo Bartolini , and Tamim Bayoumi

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 September 1994

ISBN: 9781557754516

Keywords: Exchange rates, exchange rate, real exchange rate, current account, real exchange rates

Overview The macroeconomic balance approach furnishes a useful framework for calculating equilibrium exchange rates at positions of internal and external equilibrium. Accordingly, it...

IV Summary and Conclusions

IV Summary and Conclusions »

Source: Exchange Rates and Economic Fundamentals : A Framework for Analysis

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Steven Symansky , Peter Clark , Leonardo Bartolini , and Tamim Bayoumi

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 September 1994

ISBN: 9781557754516

Keywords: Exchange rates, exchange rate, real exchange rate, current account, real exchange rates

This paper has surveyed the main methods being employed both inside and outside the IMF to assess the consistency of exchange rates with economic fundamentals. The focus of Section II was on one of the key v...

Back Matter

Back Matter »

Source: Exchange Rates and Economic Fundamentals : A Framework for Analysis

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Steven Symansky , Peter Clark , Leonardo Bartolini , and Tamim Bayoumi

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 September 1994

ISBN: 9781557754516

Keywords: Exchange rates, exchange rate, real exchange rate, current account, real exchange rates

This paper summarizes the methods and types of indicators that are often employed, both insid and outside the IMF, to assess whether exchange rates are broadly in line with economic fundamentals....

I Overview

I Overview »

Source: Methodology for Current Account and Exchange Rate Assessments

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): G. Kincaid , Martin Fetherston , Peter Isard , and Hamid Faruqee

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 28 December 2001

ISBN: 9781589060814

Keywords: Current account balances, Exchange rates, current account, exchange rate, current account positions, real exchange rate

Surveillance over the exchange rate policies of its member countries is a central responsibility of the International Monetary Fund. In late 1994, the IMF staff took a step toward m...