Real Equilibrium Exchange Rates and Debt Overhang in Sub-Saharan African Countries
Universite Paris Dauphine - EURISCO
EURISCO Working Paper No. 2005-09
The main purpose of this paper is to demonstrate the effect of debt overhang on real equilibrium exchange rate. Using a panel of twenty Sub-Saharan African countries, we find a non linear effect of external public debt on real exchange rate. External public debt negatively affects the real exchange rate up to about 90% and 100% of GDP. This result is supported by panel unit root test and panel co integration test. The main surplus of this paper is to show a non linear effect of debt on real exchange rates in African countries.
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Number of Pages in PDF File: 38
Keywords: External Debt, real exchange rates, fundamental method, debt overhang, panel unit root test, panel cointegration test, DOLS, PMG, Subsaharan Africa countries
JEL Classification: F31, F34, C21working papers series
Date posted: December 19, 2005
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