The Equilibrium Exchange Rate of Mauritius: Evidence from Two Structural Models
17 Pages Posted: 26 Apr 2011 Last revised: 5 Mar 2013
Date Written: January 25, 2011
In this paper, we assess the equilibrium value of the Mauritian rupee in 2006-07 and over the medium run using two structural models. First, we derive a current account-based measure of the exchange rate equilibrium using the macroeconomic balance approach. Second, we estimate a reduced-form fundamental equilibrium exchange rate measure. Our results, which are robust to an alternative non-econometric approach, suggest that the Mauritian rupee was aligned with its equilibrium value in 2006-07 and little adjustment appeared necessary over the medium run.
Keywords: equilibrium real exchange rate, macroeconomic balance, fundamental equilibrium exchange rate, external sustainability, Mauritius
JEL Classification: F31, F41, E65
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