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Testing the Equilibrium Exchange Rate Model - Updated

Guilherme, Moura and Sergio, Da Silva (2006): Testing the Equilibrium Exchange Rate Model - Updated. Forthcoming in: Finance Letters

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We find favorable evidence for the textbook equilibrium exchange rate model of Stockman (1987) using Blanchard and Quah’s (1989) decomposition. Real shocks are shown to account for more than 90 percent of movements in the real exchange rate between Brazil and the US, and for more than half of nominal exchange rate changes. Impulse response functions also suggest that real shocks alter these countries’relative prices.

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