Exchange Rate Economics: A Survey

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Ronald MacDonald

University of Strathclyde in Glasgow - Department of Economics; Government of New Zealand - Department of Economics; CESifo (Center for Economic Studies and Ifo Institute)

Mark P. Taylor

Washington University in St. Louis - John M. Olin Business School; Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR); Brookings Institution

Date Written: June 1991

Abstract

We survey the literature on the two main views of exchange rate determination that have evolved since the early 1970s: the monetary approach to the exchange rate (in flex-price, sticky-price and real interest differential formulations) and the portfolio balance approach. We then go on to discuss the extant empirical evidence on these models and conclude by discussing how the future research strategy in the area of exchange rate determination is likely to develop. We also discuss the literature on foreign exchange market efficiency, on exchange rates and `news` and on international parity conditions.

JEL Classification: F30, F31, F41, F47

Suggested Citation

MacDonald, Ronald R. and Taylor, Mark P., Exchange Rate Economics: A Survey (June 1991). IMF Working Paper No. 91/62, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=884894

Ronald R. MacDonald (Contact Author)

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Mark P. Taylor

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