Exchange Rate Assessments : Methodologies for Oil Exporting Countries

Author/Editor:

Irineu E de Carvalho Filho ; Rudolfs Bems

Publication Date:

December 1, 2009

Electronic Access:

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Summary:

Are the current account fluctuations in oil-exporting countries "excessive"? How should their real exchange rate respond to the evolution of external (and domestic) fundamentals? This paper proposes methodologies tailored to the specific features of oil-exporting countries that help address these questions. Price-based methodologies (based on the time series of real effective exchange rates) identify a strong link between the real exchange rate and the terms of trade, but have relatively limited explanatory power. On the other hand, an empirical model of the current account, which fits oil exporting countries' data well, and an intertemporal model that takes into account the stock of oil reserves provide useful benchmarks for oil exporters' external balances.

Series:

Working Paper No. 09/281

Subject:

Frequency:

Biannually

English

Publication Date:

December 1, 2009

ISBN/ISSN:

9781451874266/1018-5941

Stock No:

WPIEA2009281

Price:

$18.00 (Academic Rate:$18.00)

Format:

Paper

Pages:

35

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