In Search of a Dramatic Equilibrium: Was the Armenian Dram Overvalued?
22 Pages Posted: 23 Mar 2009
Date Written: March 2009
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.
Keywords: Exchange rate appreciation, Armenia, Armenian dram, Purchasing power parity, Fiscal sustainability, Economic models
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