Explaining Real Exchange Rate Fluctuations

Journal of Applied Economics, Vol. 9, No. 2, pp. 345-360, November 2006

Posted: 13 Dec 2006

See all articles by Amalia Morales-Zumaquero

Amalia Morales-Zumaquero

University of Malaga - Departamento de Teoria e Historia Economica

Abstract

This paper attempts to explain the sources of real exchange rate fluctuations for a set of advanced economies and Central and Eastern European transition economies. To that end, we first estimate structural (identified) vector autoregression (SVAR) models, and decompose real and nominal exchange rate movements into those caused by real and nominal shocks. We then complete the previous step with an impulse-response analysis. There is evidence of instability in the variance decomposition of the real exchange rates for advanced economies across samples, with a growing importance of nominal shocks. Nominal shocks are also important in some transition economies.

Keywords: real and nominal exchange rates, real and nominal shocks, SVAR models, advanced

JEL Classification: C50, F31, P52

Suggested Citation

Morales-Zumaquero, Amalia, Explaining Real Exchange Rate Fluctuations. Journal of Applied Economics, Vol. 9, No. 2, pp. 345-360, November 2006. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=951024

Amalia Morales-Zumaquero (Contact Author)

University of Malaga - Departamento de Teoria e Historia Economica ( email )

Malaga, Málaga 29004
Spain

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