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Mario Damill, Martín Rapetti, and Guillermo Rozenwurcel

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780231175081

Published to Columbia Scholarship Online: September 2016

DOI: 10.7312/columbia/9780231175081.001.0001

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The Real Exchange Rate and Economic Growth

The Real Exchange Rate and Economic Growth

Some Observations on the Possible Channels

(p.250) Chapter 12 The Real Exchange Rate and Economic Growth
Macroeconomics and Development

Martín Rapetti

Columbia University Press

in this chapter evaluates a recent body of empirical research that studies the association between the level and volatility of the real exchange rate and economic growth. The empirical evidence emerging from the research surveyed in his chapter strongly suggests that while real exchange rate undervaluation favors economic growth, overvaluation hurts it.

Keywords:   empirical research, real exchange rate volatility, exchange rate undervaluation, exchange rate overvaluation, tradable led transmission channel

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