In Search of a Dramatic Equilibrium : Was the Armenian Dram Overvalued?

Author/Editor:

Nienke Oomes ; Vahram Stepanyan ; Gohar Minasyan ; Ara Stepanyan

Publication Date:

March 1, 2009

Electronic Access:

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Summary:

This papers estimates the equilibrium exchange rate for Armenia using three different approaches: the purchasing power parity (PPP) approach, the behavioral equilibrium exchange rate (BEER) approach, and the external sustainability (ES) approach. All three approaches suggest that the dram was overvalued by about 20–30 percent prior to the devaluation of the dram in March 2009.

Series:

Working Paper No. 09/49

Subject:

English

Publication Date:

March 1, 2009

ISBN/ISSN:

9781451871975/1018-5941

Stock No:

WPIEA2009049

Price:

$18.00 (Academic Rate:$18.00)

Format:

Paper

Pages:

22

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